If there are any positives to glean from 2022 for Toronto FC, it’s Federico Bernardeschi’s immediate impact from the moment he debuted vs. Charlotte FC on July 23.
Bernardeschi has recorded eight goals and two assists in 10 MLS games, not to mention an assist in the 2022 Canadian Championship final against the Vancouver Whitecaps to force a penalty shootout.
Five of Bernardeschi’s goals have come from the penalty spot, but the 28-year-old’s influence reaches further than scoring. That’s why he’s a key piece of this new TFC puzzle as they prepare for the 2023 campaign.
Here is an in-depth breakdown of Bernardeschi’s first couple of months in a TFC shirt.