Toronto FC II standout Shaan Hundal is the fourth player to retain his place on the USL 20 Under 20 this year, and the Canada U20 international forward has made a substantial move up from his No. 13 position a year ago. Having turned 18 years of age earlier this month, Hundal’s numbers have plateaued slightly since finishing tied for the team-high with six goals a year ago, but the upside he possesses is still evident every time he steps on the field.
Given the upswing the player he finished tied with on goal for TFC II a season ago – recent Canada call-up Raheem Edwards – has been on, Hundal is looking to push himself for club and country and become Toronto’s next standout Homegrown product.
“It gives me a lot of hope that if players I’ve played with are doing it, I’m not too far from doing it,” Hundal said earlier this year before the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship. “Every day when I go to practice I see what I can take off them and to learn off them and use the tips they give to me and put them to use.”
With the opportunity to represent the Canada U20s again in two years, time is on Hundal’s side as he seeks that next level.
Photo courtesy Martin Bazyl / Toronto FC II
- Six goals in 37 USL regular-season appearances
- One goal, 90% passing accuracy at 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship
- No. 13 in 2016 USL 20 Under 20
- Eligible for Canada U20 National Team in 2019
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Canada’s experience at the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship wasn’t the greatest collectively, but Shaan Hundal certainly upped his stock individually. Hundal's goal against Antigua & Barbuda helped the side earn its only win of the tournament as he put in a standout all-around display, cementing the sort of promise everyone in the Toronto FC front office no doubt expects from the Homegrown prospect. As a dropping forward, Hundal likes to rope in the midfield, and he has the feet to do it. The bonus with Hundal is how young he started. He’ll have plenty of pro experience by his 18th birthday, which will give him that much more professional confidence.