Los Angeles FC continued adding to its inaugural roster by signing Canadian midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye.
The 23-year-old previously played for reigning United Soccer League champion Louisville City FC, which agreed to immediately transfer him to LAFC. Kaye scored four goals and had an assist in 19 regular-season appearances last year. He leaves Louisville with a total of five goals, four assists and 2,605 minutes over two seasons.
“Mark-Anthony is a promising young player with great potential and versatility,” LAFC general manager John Thorrington said in a statement released Monday. “We look forward to integrating him into the group as we believe he can become a significant contributor to our team immediately.”
Kaye played for two years at York University in Canada before joining Toronto FC’s academy in 2013. In 2015, Kaye signed with Toronto FC II ahead of their first USL season. He also appeared in four matches for Canada’s under-23 national team before debuting with the senior national team last June. He made Canada’s 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster and played in two matches,
“Mark-Anthony is an exciting player who has shown creativity and good football both at Louisville City and at the international level,” LAFC coach Bob Bradley said. “He gives our Club another talented option as we build our roster for the season.”