Toronto FC signs Sergio Camargo to homegrown deal

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The 22-year-old joins TFC after a collegiate career at Coastal Carolina University and Syracuse.

Toronto FC announced Wednesday the signing of midfielder Sergio Camargo to a homegrown contract.

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The 22-year-old joined TFC's academy in 2009 and appeared for the first team in a friendly against Liverpool in 2012. Camargo also played in the fourth-tier PDL for Canadian side K-W United, which he captained during the club's 2015 PDL North American Championship title run.

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In the NCAA, Camargo split time between Coastal Carolina University and Syracuse University.

“We are very excited to sign Sergio, another Canadian homegrown player,” TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a club release. “During his time in our academy, NCAA and PDL, Sergio has progressed and grown his game on a number of levels. We look forward to welcoming Sergio back to Toronto FC and watch his continued development as a professional soccer player.”

A former Canadian youth international with caps at the U-17 and U-20 levels, Camargo becomes the 13th player to graduate from Toronto's academy to the first team.