Another young TFC talent is the recent Canadian Men’s National Team call-up, Jayden Nelson. Nelson, an 18-year-old Canadian international, got a few opportunities late in the season with the first team and played alright on the wing as a substitute. The big-haired, quick and dynamic attacker has pace to spare and showed he knows how to score last year.
At 18, he’ll likely factor in quite a bit for Toronto as a substitute late in matches. Especially with his pace and energy. Nelson will probably have to go in for international duty at some point, which may make him unavailable at times this season. But he will likely be a substitute for any national team call ups, so he’ll hopefully be able to stay fit for the entire season.
Nelson will hope to have an excellent start to the season to get into the good books of Chris Armas. He’s a young player with a lot of skill and, like Akinola, a move to Europe could be in his future. Canada is now on the map for international soccer thanks to the success of Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, and Cyle Larin, so I’d imagine Nelson will try to capitalize on that to get to Europe.