Toronto FC have sent a trio of players on loan to USL PRO club Wilmington Hammerheads.
As part of the affiliation between the two clubs, the Reds have sent goalkeeper Quillan Roberts as well as midfielders Daniel Lovitz and Manny Aparicio to the Legion Stadium for the 2014 USL PRO season.
TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said it would be a very beneficial agreement for both clubs as the Hammerheads would get a trio of talented players who can develop their game in a professional senior environment.
"We feel this will be of great benefit for Quillan, Daniel, and Manny and it will allow them to earn valuable match experience in a professional environment," said Bezbatchenko in a club statement.
"Throughout the course of the season our coaches will make trips to Wilmington to observe our players. We had very productive meetings during preseason with Jason Arnold (general manager) and David Irving (head coach) and really feel comfortable about the environment our players will be developing in."
19-year old Roberts joined the Reds from the Canadian club's youth academy in April 2012 and is yet to make a senior appearance.
22-year old Lovitz made his way to BMO Field via the 2014 MLS SuperDraft where he was taken with pick number 24 while 18-year old Aparicio joined from the TFC academy in August 2013.
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