Toronto FC's Kadin Chung: 'Things aren't promised to you in this game'
In a one-on-one chat with TFC Republic, the former Pacific FC defender talks about making the jump from the CPL to MLS, and much more.
There were few positives for Toronto FC to take away from its humbling 4-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls last weekend.
One silver lining was that three players made their MLS debuts for the club: Kadin Chung, Lukas MacNaughton and Luca Petrasso. For Chung, the second-half cameo against the Red Bulls was another watershed moment for a player who has been on an upward trajectory for the past three years.
Chung, a 23-year-old native of B.C., joined the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program in 2011, and made several appearances with their under-16 and under-18 teams. In 2015, he signed with Whitecaps FC 2 and ended up playing three seasons with the USL club, but he never caught on with the senior team in MLS. After a brief stint with 1. FC Kaiserslautern II in Germany, Chung returned home and joined Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League in 2019.