Lack of playing time at TFC hasn't jaded Jordan Perruzza

The young forward remains focused on improving his game in the hopes it’ll lead to more chances at Toronto FC.

Lack of playing time at TFC hasn't jaded Jordan Perruzza

It never gets old for Jordan Perruzza.

Playing at BMO Field for his hometown club was always a childhood dream for Perruzza, a 22-year-old native of Woodbridge, Ont., who entered TFC’s youth academy in 2012 before moving to Italy two years later when he joined the youth setup at Empoli.

He returned to Canada in 2018 and signed for TFC 2 before officially becoming a senior team player for Toronto FC in January, 2021. He made his first team debut on April 14 as a substitute against Mexican side Club Leon in the Concacaf Champions League and played in his first MLS game three days later vs. CF Montreal.

His dream of playing at BMO Field was finally fulfilled on Nov. 7, 2021, when he came on as a late substitute in a 3-1 loss to D.C. United, a dream that has been realized several times since then. Perruzza’s most recent run out at home came in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Atlanta United. It was his first MLS appearance for the Reds since last June and only his second ever start at BMO Field.