Toronto FC has signed goalkeeper Kevin Silva to a first-team contract, adding a third ‘keeper for the trip to the MLS is Back Tournament.
The six-foot 189-pounder joins starter Quentin Westberg and backup Alex Bono on the MLS club roster.
The 22-year-old American spent last season with Toronto FC 2 on loan from Scotland’s Heart of Midlothian, where he was playing for the reserves. He had two shutouts in eight appearances for TFC’s USL side.
Silva made the move to Toronto FC 2 permanent in January.
“Kevin has worked hard and performed well throughout his time with TFC 2,” Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis said in a statement. “He has a great attitude and will continue to develop working alongside Quentin and Alex on the first team.”
Silva, a native of Bethlehem, Penn., who played collegiately for UCLA and Rutgers, also spent time on loan with Raith Rovers of the Scottish third division.