Toronto FC announced today that the club has selected goalkeeper Tomás Romero in the first stage of the 2022 MLS Re-Entry Draft.
“We are excited to welcome Tomás to Toronto FC,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Sporting Director Bob Bradley. “Mike Sorber and I had the opportunity to work with him in Los Angeles in 2021 and we are looking forward to bringing him into camp and continuing that work.”
Romero, 21, officially signed his first professional contract with Los Angeles FC (LAFC) on February 1, 2021. As a rookie in 2021, the Salvadorian native made 18 MLS appearances for LAFC. He made his MLS debut with LAFC and kept and clean sheet in a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on June 21. In 2022, Romero made 13 appearances with Las Vegas Lights of the USL Championship, logging 1,170 minutes.
Romero began his career with the former Bethlehem Steel (now Philadelphia Union 2), making his debut against Rochester Rhinos on April 17, 2017. In three years (2017-2019) with Bethlehem Steel, Romero appeared in 17 matches, registering two clean sheets. He earned USL Championship Player of the Week (Week 20) after a career-high 11-save performance during a 1-0 win over Louisville City on July 20, 2019. In 2019, Romero spent one season in college, helping lead Georgetown University to the NCAA Division I title in 2019, registering seven shutouts and 30 saves while posting a 9-0-3 record.
Internationally, Romero has represented El Salvador’s national team at the youth level. He recently earned his first cap with the El Salvador senior team in a friendly against Ecuador on November 5, 2021.
TRANSACTION: Toronto FC select goalkeeper Tomás Romero in the first stage of the 2022 MLS Re-Entry Draft.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthdate: December 19, 2000 (Age – 21)
Birth Place: Cherry Hill, NJ
Nationality: American, El Salvador
Last Club: Los Angeles FC