Ayo Akinola

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Ayo Akinola is a dual American & Canadian soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer (MLS). A product of the TFC Academy, Akinola was called up to the Toronto FC II set-up for the 2016 USL season.   Ayo broke onto the scene during the 2020 MLS is back tournament where he scored five goals in the opening two matches. He finished the season as joint-top scorer for TFC with nine goals. In 2021, Akinola committed to the Canadian National Team and made his full debut in the 2021 Gold Cup.   Ayo then re-signed a new contract with Toronto FC, making him the first Toronto player in club history to be named part of the new MLS U22 initiative, which sign him sign a record contract for his hometown club.   In 2023, Ayo joined San Jose Earthquakes on loan before returning to his parent club Toronto FC for the 2024 season.