Doner, a 26-year-old native of Collingwood, Ont., made 32 appearances for York9 across the 2019 and 2020 seasons, forming a formidable fullback combination with Diyaeddine Abzi. He played all 630 minutes of the club’s seven matches of the first round at The Island Games in PEI this summer.
Doner came to York9 after captaining coach Jimmy Brennan’s former side Aurora United in League1 Ontario, playing every minute of competitive action for the team in 2018 en route to earning all-star honours. Brennan brought Doner to the CPL in early 2019, completing a whirlwind path from the Canadian soccer wilderness for the sturdy fullback.
“He’s always welcome back to the club as our guest and I hope he achieves all he wants in his career – he’s a great guy,” McNab said.