Toronto FC II announced today that the club has sent defender Jalen Watson on loan to Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Watson, 23, is currently in his first season with Toronto FC II after signing an MLS NEXT Pro contract on March 17, 2023. The Mississauga, Ontario native has made two appearances for TFC II during the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season including his debut against New York City FC on April 14. Watson was originally selected 32nd overall (second round) by Toronto FC in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft out of Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), where he made 59 appearances and earned Academic All-Big Ten honours in his sophomore (2020) and junior (2021) seasons. Prior to Penn State, Watson played two seasons for the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and spent five seasons playing youth soccer with Erin Mills Soccer Club.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC II send defender Jalen Watson on loan to Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League for the remainder of the 2023 season.