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The Playbook | Toronto Open Combine Winter 2024 – Group B

The Toronto Open Combine unfolded as a showcase of immense talent and boundless potential, captivating participants and spectators alike. Over the course of four exhilarating days, the event lived up to its promise, delivering an action-packed experience that left a lasting impression on every coach fortunate enough to be in attendance.

Group B

GK – Luka Palajsa | Alliance London | 2025 Grad 

Luka Palajsa stands out as a highly proficient shot-stopper, consistently showcasing his exceptional goalkeeping skills with crucial saves. Beyond his shot-stopping abilities, Palajsa adds a valuable dimension to his game by displaying comfort and proficiency in building out of the back, contributing to the team’s possession-based style. His well-rounded skill set makes him a reliable and composed presence between the posts.

CB – Luca Madden | Woodbridge SC | 2026 Grad 

Luca Madden shines as a center back with a remarkable level of comfort in possession, contributing to his team’s ability to build up play from the back. Regarded as one of the top prospects in the 2026 class, Madden combines his technical proficiency with outstanding awareness on the field. His commanding presence is further amplified by exceptional aerial ability, making him a formidable force in defensive situations and set-piece scenarios alike.

CB/CDM – Daunte Tullouch | Vaughan SC | 2024 Grad 

Daunte Tullouch impresses with a high-level passing range that adds a creative and dynamic dimension to his team’s play. Despite being a bit undersized, Tullouch compensates with exceptional tactical acumen, consistently making strategic decisions that contribute significantly to the team’s overall performance. His ability to read the game at a high level further underscores his importance on the field, as he anticipates plays and positions himself effectively to influence the flow of the game.

LB – Evan MacGlashan | Vaughan SC | 2026 Grad 

Evan MacGlashan’s rapid pace makes him a standout presence on the field, allowing him to cover ground swiftly and contribute both defensively and offensively. As a very capable 1v1 defender, MacGlashan excels in shutting down opponents with his solid defensive skills and agility. Throughout the event, his relentless work rate was evident as he tirelessly patrolled the touchline, showcasing a commitment to both defensive duties and providing an additional attacking outlet.

CAM – Maksim Palisak | SBFC Academy | 2025 Grad 

Maksim Palisak thrives in small pockets of space on the field, demonstrating a level of skill and comfort that allows him to navigate tight situations effectively. His elite passing range sets him apart, as Palisak exhibits the ability to distribute the ball with precision and vision, influencing the flow of the game. Embodying the traits of an old-school Number 10, he combines creativity, playmaking, and a keen understanding of the game, making him a valuable asset in orchestrating attacking plays.

LW – Luca Priolo | Vaughan SC | 2024 Grad

Luca Priolo consistently proves to be a constant threat on the field, keeping opposing defenses on their toes with his dynamic style of play. Notably, he possesses the unique ability to grow into the game as it progresses, showcasing resilience and adaptability that often becomes more pronounced as the match unfolds. Priolo’s capacity to impact a match with just a half-action underscores his efficiency and capability to make decisive contributions that significantly influence the outcome of the game.

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