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Toronto FC’s teenage forward Jayden Nelson makes his pitch for Canada

It has been a dizzying ride of late for Jayden Nelson.

Last year, the young forward from Brampton made his pro debut with Toronto FC 2, turned 17, represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and was named Canadian Youth International player of the year. He kicked off 2020 by making his senior debut Jan. 7 and scoring his first goal three days later in a pair of 4-1 wins over No. 162 Barbados.

Nelson and 73rd-ranked Canada faced No. 39 Iceland in an international friendly Wednesday at Irvine, Calif.

The Canadian men, who stand seventh behind No.