Toronto FC has signed some of the biggest names ever to play in MLS, and it’s also made strides on the player development side with players such as midfielder Marky Delgado, who has signed a new, multi-year contract.
The team announced the deal on Wednesday without specifying financial terms. Delgado, 21, joined TFC in an MLS Dispersal Draft conducted when Chivas USA ceased operations after the 2014 season.
He started his pro career by signing a Homegrown contract with Chivas USA in April 2012 after coming through the team’s academy system. His base salary for the 2016 season is $100,000, according to document released by the MLS Players Union.
In his five MLS seasons, Delgado has scored seven goals and registered seven assists in 86 appearances. For TFC he has played 53 games in all competitions, scoring five goals and logging five assists.
“Marky has earned this extension through his consistent production and has developed into a key contributor over the past two seasons for our club,” said Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko in a statement. “He has been a reliable part of our roster and our coaching staff is pleased with his development and potential as a young player within our league.”
The native of Glendora, Calif., played club ball for LAFC Chelsea and attended the U.S. Soccer Residency Program in 2010 and 2011. Delgado started five matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup last year for the USA, which reached the quarterfinals.