Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, Toronto FC's Rising Star

Marshall-Rutty's exceptional skills on the pitch were highlighted recently as he netted his inaugural MLS goal in a match against New York City FC.
Toronto FC v New York City FC
Toronto FC v New York City FC / Elsa/GettyImages

At just 19 years old, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty has already left an indelible mark on Toronto FC, showcasing talent and determination far beyond his years. Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Marshall-Rutty embarked on his professional journey with Toronto FC at the tender age of 15 when he signed a homegrown contract in January 2020.

Recently, Marshall-Rutty's prowess on the field came to the forefront when he scored his first MLS goal against New York City FC, a momentous occasion in his young career. Despite Toronto FC's eventual defeat, Marshall-Rutty's goal stood as a testament to his skill and potential.

The goal, orchestrated by a precise long pass from midfielder Alonso Coello, saw Marshall-Rutty exhibit his speed and finesse as he deftly maneuvered past defenders and calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. It was a moment of pure elation for Marshall-Rutty, who celebrated with his teammates, emphasizing the camaraderie within the squad.

"It's been a long journey but it would have been nicer, for sure, if we won," said Marshall-Rutty. "But it's a good start."

Toronto FC's coach, John Herdman, expressed his pride in Marshall-Rutty's achievement and highlighted the young player's promising future. Marshall-Rutty's versatility on the field has not gone unnoticed, with his ability to play as a forward or winger/wingback providing valuable options for the team.

Follow Toronto Reds on Facebook and stay updated with our latest posts!

Marshall-Rutty's journey to professional soccer began with TFC II, where he made his debut in USL League One at just 14 years old. His standout performances at the Generation Adidas Cup further solidified his potential, earning him recognition as one of the top young talents in North America.

Next. Should Toronto FC Fans Be Worried?. Should Toronto FC Fans Be Worried?. dark

In January 2021, Marshall-Rutty made history as the youngest-ever call-up to the Canadian men's national team, underscoring his status as a rising star in Canadian soccer. While awaiting his first senior cap, Marshall-Rutty continues to impress with his dedication and skill, poised to leave a lasting impact on both club and country.

With each game, and each goal, Marshall- Rutty moves one step closer to realizing his full potential and etching his name into the annals of soccer history.

Other news that might interest you: