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.