Toronto FC II announced today that the club has acquired goalkeeper Kevin Silva on loan from Heart of Midlothian FC Reserves. He will join the club’s roster pending league and federation approval.
Silva, 21, a native of Bethlehem, PA., played at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he appeared in 30 games over two seasons (2016 and 2017), and was the only player to start in all matches in 2017. With UCLA, Silva compiled a 1.66 goals against average, and a .709 save percentage with 122 saves and seven shutouts.
In 2018, he signed a two-year contract with Scottish club Heart of Midlothian FC Reserves, playing five matches and logging 450 minutes. He spent the rest of 2018 on loan with Raith Rovers FC (third division club in Scotland).
Internationally, Silva represented the United States at the youth level. The goalkeeper made his first two appearances with the U-17 National Team at the 2013 Nike International Friendlies, where he earned the Golden Glove award as the tournament's top goalkeeper. Silva was on the roster for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC II acquired goalkeeper Kevin Silva on loan from Heart of Midlothian FC Reserves.
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthdate: January 5, 1998 (21 years old)
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Last Club: Heart of Midlothian FC