Toronto FC loans Priso, Nelson and Silva to USL affiliate to get playing time

ORLANDO, Fla. — Toronto FC has loaned goalkeeper Kevin Silva, midfielder Ralph Priso and forward Jayden Nelson to Toronto FC 2 of USL League One.

GM Ali Curtis says the move is give all three playing time. TFC retains the right to recall the players at any time during the MLS regular season.

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The 18-year-old Priso has made four MLS appearances for Toronto this season, including three starts. Nelson has made three appearances including two starts.

Both players were part of the 11-man taxi squad that helped the Canadian team prepare for World Cup qualifying matches against Aruba and Suriname on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively.

The 23-year-old Silva, as TFC's third 'keeper behind Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg, has yet to see first-team action.

TFC 2 started its season based out of Arizona but has now joined the MLS club in Orlando. The club was 1-1-3 prior to Wednesday's game against South Georgia Tormenta FC (2-6-0) at the Osceola Heritage Park in Orlando.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2021

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