New York, N.Y., March 7, 2022 – New York City Football Club (NYCFC) today announced that they have signed Forward Kevin O’Toole through the 2022 MLS season with options for 2023 and 2024.
The 23-year-old was drafted in the First Round (34th overall) of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft out of Princeton University.
O’Toole said: "I am happy to have signed my first professional contract with NYCFC. I am grateful for the coaching staff and everyone at NYCFC for believing in me. It’s an honor to join such a great organization and have really enjoyed my experience with the team in preseason."
I am excited for the opportunity. From day one, I have come out and given my all on the pitch. We have a great group of guys, so many great professionals that I can learn from, and I aim to continue to grow and improve every day. I am excited to be at Yankee Stadium and meet our fans at our Home Opener this weekend.”
The Princeton University Forward played 17 games, starting in 14, contributing seven goals and nine assists in 2021 for the Tigers. The Montclair, N.J., native was a 2021 All-American and a two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.
NYCFC Sporting Director, David Lee, said: “We are pleased to sign Kevin as he has impressed during preseason and shown an ability to adjust quickly to the professional level. He was a standout player at Princeton University, and credit to Coach Barlow and all the staff for the role they played in his development, and we’re excited he has earned an opportunity to continue his football career with us.
Kevin’s technical quality, professionalism and work-rate have enabled him to quickly integrate into the group and he will also have an opportunity to earn minutes with NYCFC II during the MLS Next Pro season, which will also benefit his development.”
Transaction: New York City Football Club signs Kevin O’Toole through the 2022 MLS season with options for 2023 and 2024.
Name: Kevin O’Toole
Date of Birth: 12/14/1998
Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey
Last Club: College (Princeton University)
How Acquired: 2022 MLS SuperDraft (First Round – 34th Overall)