Toronto FC signs third goalkeeper ahead of MLS is Back Tournament


Toronto FC general manager Ali Curtis speaks to the media during an end of season availability in Toronto on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis says his search for a designated player is progressing, with plenty of conversations. (Chris Young/CP)

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.

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