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July 15, 2024

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Toronto FC Picks T&T’s Spicer As Their No.1 Pick

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The 6 feet 1 inch attacker registered 29 goals and 18 assists in 57 games for Lipscomb University

Toronto FC recently chose Trinidadian Tyrese Spicer as their No. 1 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft. This move came as a surprise to many people who are part of the North American professional circuit.
Spicer, 23, was the top goal scorer during his time at St Augustine Secondary School. In 2019, he made a name for himself while competing in the Secondary Schools’ Football League. He helped his team win the 2017 North Zone tournament and he was even named as the Most Valuable Player.
The attacker was an outstanding performer for Lipscomb University in the previous season. He only needed 16 appearances to register 14 goals and three assists. He was one of the best players in the United States’ Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference.
Spicer told journalists that he has always dreamt of being selected in the SuperDraft. He believes that his success is down to God’s grace. The pre-signed senior is confident that he can help Toronto FC make an immediate impact in the league standings. He was speaking through a Zoom call with MLSsoccer.com.
Spicer believes that his success will shine a light on other athletes who are based in Trinidad and Tobago. He believes that talents scouts will be looking for more talented players in the small island nation. He promised to be a good ambassador for his country by working hard to establish himself as a star player in Major League Soccer.
He revealed that he will be sharing this moment with his family. He said that he never thought he would be selected as No. 1 in the SuperDraft. He believes that his family’s prayers might have a played a major role in him securing this opportunity. He confirmed that he is ready for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of him in the MLS.
The Trincity native confirmed that new Toronto head coach John Herdman spoke to him before the draft was announced. He revealed that the coach has a comprehensive plan on how integrate him into the squad. Herdman said that the attacker can play for the first team as soon as he is ready. Herdman believes that Spencer has world-class potential. He told him that he has the talent to succeed in the next level.
The 6 feet 1 inch attacker registered 29 goals and 18 assists in 57 games for Lipscomb University. He even scored in 10 consecutive matches in the beginning of the previous season.

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