Kevin O’Toole earned All-American honors at Princeton last fall. (Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

NEW YORK – New York City Football Club Monday announced that it signed forward Kevin O’Toole for this season with options for 2023 and 2024.

The 23-year-old was drafted in the second round (34th overall) of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft out of Princeton University.

O’Toole is expected to play for NYCFC II this MLS Next Pro season.

“I am happy to have signed my first professional contract with NYCFC,” O’Toole said in a statement. “I am grateful for the coaching staff and everyone at NYCFC for believing in me. It’s an honor to join such a great organization and have really enjoyed my experience with the team in preseason.

“I am excited for the opportunity. From day one, I have come out and given my all on the pitch. We have a great group of guys, so many great professionals that I can learn from, and I aim to continue to grow and improve every day. I am excited to be at Yankee Stadium and meet our fans at our home opener this weekend.”

The 5-10, 165-lb. O’Toole played 17 games, starting in 14, contributing seven goals and nine assists for the Tigers last year. The Montclair, N.J., native was a 2021 All-American and a two-time Ivy League offensive player of the year.

“We are pleased to sign Kevin as he has impressed during preseason and shown an ability to adjust quickly to the professional level,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said. “He was a standout player at Princeton University. … We’re excited he has earned an opportunity to continue his football career with us. Kevin’s technical quality, professionalism and work-rate have enabled him to quickly integrate into the group and he will also have an opportunity to earn minutes with NYCFC II during the MLS Next Pro season, which will also benefit his development.”