Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Waives Mo Babouli, Parts Ways with Young Canadian Forward

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto FC Waives Mo Babouli, Parts Ways with Young Canadian Forward

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Toronto FC waives forward Mo Babouli

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Toronto FC has waived Canadian forward Mo Babouli.

After impressing in training camp last season, the 24-year-old from suburban Mississauga appeared in 16 games in 2016 including six starts. He had one assist in 647 minutes of league playing time.

He made 20 appearances in all competitions with four assists.

But an injured ankle has kept him out of action this season and the MLS team decided he was surplus for requirements.

Babouli showed flashes of skill and was given a chance to showcase his ability last summer when Jozy Altidore was sidelined with a hamstring injury. But it was fellow Canadian Jordan Hamilton who eventually impressed as the understudy.

Babouli, a technically gifted forward, had plenty in his bag of tricks. But sometimes the flash backfired.

And he has fallen down the pecking order in Toronto's stable of strikers which includes Sebastian Giovinco, Altidore, Tosaint Ricketts and Hamilton. …

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