Colorado Springs, CO (December 23, 2019) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today that the club has signed Aidan Daniels, pending USL Championship and USSF approval.
"Playing for the Switchbacks this coming season fills me with excitement and joy. This is a new opportunity and a blessing," Aidan Daniels said. "I'm really looking forward to playing and contributing to the team, and most importantly to help win games. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Switchbacks family and can't wait to meet everyone. I am excited to get to work, compete and most of all play football for the Switchbacks."
Daniels, 21, signed a homegrown contract with Toronto FC (MLS) on April 13, 2018 before making his debut against the Houston Dynamo on April 21, 2018. The attacking midfielder has primarily spent time with Toronto FC II (2016-2018), playing in 65 games (3,652 minutes) and scoring three goals. Daniels most recently played for Ottawa Fury FC (2019) on loan where he appeared in 14 games and scored one goal.
"Having been in an MLS environment for several years with Toronto and having had the opportunity to go on loan to a USL Championship team, Aidan has developed significantly as a young player," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Alan Koch. "We are going to work incredibly hard with Aidan to help him achieve his goals, and our goal is to make sure that this translates to success in matches. His talent is undeniable and an exciting season awaits for this young talent."
Name: Aidan Daniels
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 6, 1998
Hometown: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Defenders: Kris Reaves
Midfielders: Rony Argueta, Mamadi Camara, Hiroki Kurimoto, Aidan Daniels
Forwards: Austin Dewing, Luke Ferreira, George Lebese