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Ex-Revs 1st-Rd Pick McCrary Joins TFC II

Former Revolution first round pick Jordan McCrary, who was taken with the 10th overall selection in last year’s draft, signed with Toronto FC II (USL) on Thursday.

McCrary, who was unable to crack the Revolution XI in league play during the 2016 season, was waived by the club after the 2016 season. The rookie fullback was loaned to USL affiliate Rochester for one game, and appeared in two U.S. Open Cup ties for New England.

“We are excited to finalize this deal with Jordan as he has earned this contract through his performances during the pre-season with both the first team and TFC II,” said Toronto FC II Head Coach Jason Bent said in a club release. “This will add depth to our roster and add greater competition for places in our backline.”

The 23-year-old North Carolina product was projected to take over the starting right back spot for the Revolution with Andrew Farrell committed to full time duty at center back to start the 2016 season. However, McCrary never lived up to his first-round billing, and without the opportunity to get regular minutes in Rochester, he wasn’t able to gather regular match minutes.

McCray will be teammates with former Revolution Academy product Mitchell Taintor, who signed with TFC II last season.

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