Montreal expects Toye to be available for his debut on Wednesday, October 7 against Columbus Crew SC.
“We are happy with the acquisition of Mason, who matches the profile we wanted, that is to say a striker who knows how to score and who has already shown what he is capable of in this league”, declared the manager Impact sportsman Olivier Renard in a club press release. “This addition is also in line with our sporting philosophy of having young players with high potential on the team.
Toye, 21, has represented the United States at various youth levels, most recently with the Under 23s. The forward was selected 7th overall by Minnesota United in the 2018 SuperDraft MLS and enjoyed a 2019 season with six goals and three assists in 820 minutes during the regular season.
Playing time in 2020 has been hard to come by for the rising striker, with one goal in eight appearances (six starts). The Loons also recently added Colorado Rapids forward Kei Kamara and immediately put him in the starting XI for his debut against Columbus Crew SC. Then he started again four days later against Real Salt Lake. Toye was an unused sub in both of those matches, while forward Luis Amarilla – who has far outpaced Toye whenever he was fit – is expected to return from his ankle injury soon.
Toye joins the Impact under the direction of head coach Thierry Henry. Forwards Romell Quioto and Maxi Urruti have got the majority of the striker’s minutes this season, although both players are versatile and have spent time playing wide during their careers.
The Impact will face Chicago Fire FC on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET | TV & streaming news) as they continue their race to advance to the Audi MLS Cup playoffs. Montreal occupies 8th place with 14 points in a confused Eastern conference. The top 10 teams make the playoffs in the East. They are currently two points above 11th-placed Atlanta United.