The Major League Soccer, MLS, now looks to be presenting a vista of opportunity for young Nigerian footballers with Muhammed Saleh the latest youngster set for the journey to start a professional career in North America, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
This is just few weeks after another budding talent, Jerome Philip, signed a contract with the New York Red Bulls, NYRB.
Saleh, who will turn 18 years early next month, has been invited to try out with the second team of MLS franchise club, Toronto FC, Toronto FC II.
Toronto FC II play in the United Soccer League, USL, which is the second level of the professional league structure in the United States and Canada; the MLS being the first.
Saleh is to join the team for their 2018 pre season training camp set to kick of on January 29th 2018 at the KIA Training Ground in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A right-back by trade, the Kaduna born player is seen as a top prospect by football watchers because of his physical and technical attributes.
He was scouted by renowned US based soccer agent/intermediary Damani Ralph at a football tournament in Kaduna in the first week of December.
Ralph is Vice President at top soccer agency, Stellar USA Soccer, the North American arm of Stellar Group, one of the foremost soccer agencies in the world.
Saleh is currently registered with Eco Football Club, Lagos. A team which has produced notable Nigerian internationals like Obiora Nwankwo, Raheem Lawal, Edet Ibok and Emmanuel Ogude from where they went on to play for clubs in Europe.
He is set for the big leap if he impresses during a month long trial with Toronto