Who'll be the next TFC 2 player to make jump to Toronto FC?

Journalist James Grossi breaks down the Young Reds' 2023 season and discusses who could be the next to sign with the MLS side.

Who'll be the next TFC 2 player to make jump to Toronto FC?

The 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season was one to forget for TFC 2. 

The Young Reds posted a 6-14-8 record this year and finished 11th in the Eastern Conference, four spots and 13 points below the playoff line. With the third-worst attack (43 goals), fourth-worst defence (57 against) and third-worst goal difference (minus-14) in the East, it’s little wonder that TFC 2 failed to qualify for the post-season under coach Gianni Cimini.  

It was a far cry from the 2022 campaign when the team came of age by winning the Northeast Division and finishing second in the Eastern Conference while clinching a playoff berth for the first time in franchise history 

Toronto-based journalist James Grossi is the foremost authority on TFC 2, having covered the team in an in-depth fashion for several years. In this one-on-one interview with TFC Republic, Grossi recaps the 2023 season for TFC 2, evaluates how Cimini did in his second year in charge, looks at which players could move to the senior team in 2024, and much more.