Tajon Buchanan joined the Syracuse University soccer team in 2017. The youth soccer star quickly made a name for himself with the Orange in a two-year collegiate career. Buchanan played 33 matches for Syracuse, scoring 12 times and adding six assists. The forward’s play attracted the eyes of professional clubs and in 2018, Buchanan took a step toward professional soccer with Sigma FC in between his two seasons at Syracuse.
The combination of starring for Syracuse and amateur club Sigma FC led to the New England Revolution, a club capable of seeing Buchanan play on a regular basis in the northeast, to select him ninth overall in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Soccer fans are debating which team will win the World Cup later this year. Soccer bettors can use the latest exclusive NJ casino promo codes to wager on the team they believe will win the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Now, four years into his professional career, Buchanan is set to play on the biggest stage of soccer. The winger has been a key part of Canada’s rise in world soccer as the team qualified for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Buchanan scored a goal in Canada’s 4-0 win over Jamaica on March 27 to clinch qualification to the World Cup later this year. The goal was Buchanan’s fourth in 19 appearances for the Canadian national team.
Just 23-years old, Buchanan’s best years in soccer are on the horizon. In January 2021, Buchanan was sold to Belgium’s Club Brugge by New England Revolution for $7 million. The move was highly significant for both Buchanan and Canadian soccer. A 10% sell-on clause could see New England Revolution earn over $10m if Buchanan is sold to another team by Club Brugge.
Buchanan has only been at Club Brugge for a short time. He is eight matches into his Club Brugge career. Buchana has tallied two assists in just 641 minutes of soccer.
Club Brugge are Belgium’s top club team and regularly play in Europe’s biggest continental soccer tournament, the Champions League. Playing at such a high level not only allows Buchanan to improve and develop, but it allows other major clubs in Europe to see the Canadian’s quality. Buchanan is also a great advertisement for Syracuse soccer.
Had Buchanan not been sold by New England Revolution to Club Brugge in the summer of 2021, his value would likely be far greater now after helping Canada qualify for the World Cup. His finesse and technical ability are high, especially when you consider Canada’s national team has rarely had players of Buchanan’s quality previously.
The former Syracuse Orange soccer player is just one of a great crop of players Canada has recently produced. Along with Richie Laryea and Alphonso Davies – both of who play in Europe – Buchanan is a rising star in the world of soccer.
Canada will be one of 32 teams at the World Cup 2022. The Canadians will appear in just their second-ever World Cup and it will be their first appearances after three decades of missing out on the biggest sporting event in the world.
The Syracuse University-product will have his chance to break out even further at the World Cup 2022. Buchanan is Canada’s biggest rising star and the national team has Syracuse University to thank for some of the winger’s development.