Ashton Bennett

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Ashton Bennett
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Clarendon, Jamaica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
York Region Shooters
Youth career
Portmore United
2009–2010 Cincinnati Surge
2011–2012 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Senior career*
2013 Toronto FC 0 (0)
2013–2014 Portmore United
2015– York Region Shooters
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 December 2013

Ashton Bennett (born 8 September 1988) is a Jamaican professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for York Region Shooters in the Canadian Soccer League.



Toronto FC

On 22 January 2013 Bennett was selected as the 20th overall pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by Toronto FC. [1] Then on 1 March 2013 it was announced that Bennett had officially signed with Toronto FC before the start of the 2013 MLS season. [2] Bennett then made his professional debut for the team on 1 May 2013 against the Montreal Impact in the Canadian Championship in which he came on in the 74th minute for Jonathan Osorio as Toronto lost the match 6–0. [3] On 14 May 2013, Bennett was waived by Toronto FC.

Portmore United

After being released by Toronto FC, Bennett signed for Portmore United F.C. of the National Premier League in his native Jamaica and scored his first goal for the club on 15 December 2013 in which his 35th-minute strike against Sporting Central Academy helped Portmore United to a 2–1 victory. [4] In 2015, he returned to Canada to play in the Canadian Soccer League with the York Region Shooters. [5]

Career statistics

As of 1 May 2013 [6]
ClubSeasonLeagueMLS CupDomestic Cup CONCACAF Total
Toronto FC 2013 0000100010
Career total0000100010

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  2. "Ashton Bennett Signs with MLS's Toronto FC". Coastal Carolina University.
  3. "Match Report: Montreal 6-0 Toronto". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  4. "Sporting Central vs. Portmore United 1 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. "York Region Shooters | Canadian Soccer League". 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. Ashton Bennett at Soccerway