Multiple sources have confirmed to CSN that Toronto FC will enter into an affiliate partnership with a US-based USL-Pro team for 2014.
It's expected that the Wilmington Hammerheads will take on up to four TFC players for the entire 2014 season. The players to be loaned are not yet 100 per cent known, but Jordan Hamilton (who signed a first-team contract on Thursday), Quillan Roberts, Manny Aparicio and Emery Welshman are thought to be the most likely to be loaned.
The affiliate deal will be for one year, with an option to extend. TFC continues to look into the possibility of operating its own affiliate team at Downsview, or affiliating with a potential future team in Hamilton.