Los Angeles FC is set to sign Canadian national team midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, sources confirmed to Goal on Tuesday.
LAFC acquired Kaye's rights after completing a transfer deal with Kaye's former club, Louisville City, for an undisclosed fee believed to be one of the highest paid for a USL player. The 23-year-old left-footed winger played for Canada in last summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
A former member of Toronto FC's academy and player on TFC 2's inaugural squad, Kaye impressed in USL in 2017 as a member of Louisville City's championship-winning squad. He scored four goals during the 2017 USL campaign and added another in the U.S. Open Cup.
Kaye joins an LAFC attack that already boasts Mexican star Carlos Vela and former Sporting KC speedster Latif Blessing among its wing midfield options.
Kaye has shown some versatility in his young career as well, playing in a central midfield role for Canada at the Gold Cup, while also counting left back as a position he could fill if needed.