Centennial High graduate signs with Major League Soccer team

Logan Emory, a 2006 Centennial High graduate, signed with Major League Soccer's Toronto FC recently.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound center back was on trial with Toronto during the preseason in Orlando, and his signing was announced Tuesday on the team's website. MLS policy prohibits teams from disclosing terms of the deal.

“Logan is a strong young defender and he has many qualities we like to see in a player,” said Toronto FC head coach and technical director Aron Winter in a press release. “We were impressed with his work ethic during his trial period in Orlando and I felt he performed well against Vancouver in our final preseason match. Logan gives us another option in defense and fits in well with our team’s style of play.”

Emory, 24, most recently played for Puerto Rico Islanders of USSF Division 2 Professional League. He began his professional career with the Islanders in 2010 and left the club at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Emory played for the University of Portland before turning pro.

A short video on Emory, who will wear the No. 2 jersey, is available on the Toronto FC website here.