Manuel Aparicio, an East York Dragans player has been signed by Toronto F.C. and immediately was named to the National Under 18 team. Toronto F.C. announced that the club has signed KIA Toronto F. C. Academy midfielder Manuel Aparicio as a Homegrown Player. “We’re very pleased to have Manuel graduate from our Academy to our first team. He’s a terrific young man and talented player,” said Toronto F.C. President and General Manager Kevin Payne. “His signing is further evidence of the quality of our Academy.” Aparicio was recently named to Canada’s U-18 National side that will compete in 2013 COTIF U-20 Tournament later this month in l’Alcúdia, Spain.