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Toronto FC II Add MLS SuperDraft Pick Charlie Sharp to Roster

February 15, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Toronto FC II News Release


Toronto FC II announced today that the club has signed forward Charlie Sharp to an MLS NEXT Pro contract. He will be added to the club's roster pending league and federation approval.

"Charlie Sharp is a welcome addition to our team, both on and off the field," said Toronto FC II Head Coach Gianni Cimini. "He possesses an imposing presence, a strong mindset and a keen eye for goal that make him a threat in crucial areas, creating opportunities for our team. Charlie's dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence make him a true asset to our squad."

Sharp, 22, was originally selected 61st overall (third round) by Toronto FC in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan University. The Brighton, Michigan native spent the past five seasons at Western Michigan University where he scored 42 goals and registered 22 assists in 89 appearances. In 2019, Sharp was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year and earned All-MAC First Team honours before earning All-MAC Second Team honours as a junior in 2021. The following year, he scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in 21 matches, which earned him All-MAC First Team, All-Region First Team and Academic All-America Second Team selections in 2022. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Mid-American Conference tournament after leading the Broncos to the 2022 MAC Men's Soccer Championship.

Sharp concluded his collegiate career with a record-breaking year as a senior in 2023. Through 20 matches, the forward registered eight assists and led the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as the country's leading goal-scorer in Division I (One) men's soccer with 19 goals, including seven game-winning goals for the Broncos. Following the prolific campaign, Sharp was named as a finalist for the 2023 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honour in NCAA Division I soccer, and became the first MAC Hermann Trophy finalist in Western Michigan's men's soccer program history. He was also named the National Scholar Player of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches for his efforts on the field and in the classroom during the 2023 season.

Prior to the Broncos, Sharp attended Brighton High School where he earned all-conference, all-county, all-state honours as a senior and was named Livingston County's Player of the Year in 2018.

TRANSACTION: Toronto FC II sign forward Charlie Sharp to an MLS NEXT Pro contract.

CHARLIE SHARP

Position: Forward

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 185 lbs.

Birthdate: June 23, 2001 (Age - 22)

Hometown: Brighton, Michigan

Nationality: American

College: Western Michigan University


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