Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TFC Makes Brazil's Auro a Permanent Addition, Signs 14-Year-Old to USL Contract

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TFC Makes Brazil's Auro a Permanent Addition, Signs 14-Year-Old to USL Contract

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Toronto FC makes Auro a permanent addition

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Toronto FC made versatile Brazilian Auro a permanent member of its squad Monday while, looking farther to the future, signing 14-year-old forward Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty to a USL contract.

The MLS team exercised its option to buy the 22-year-old Auro, whose full name is Auro Alvaro da Cruz Junior, from Brazilian club Sao Paulo FC.

Auro, who can play fullback, wingback and midfielder, joined TFC in February. He quickly established himself as first choice on the right side of defence in the absence of Steven Beitashour, who went to LAFC as a free agent prior to the 2018 season, and Nico Hasler, traded to Chicago in July.

The hard-running Brazilian made 18 appearances in the league, including 16 starts. …

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