ISL: Bengaluru FC signs Jamaican striker Deshorn Brown

BENGALURU Bengaluru FC on Wednesday he signed the Jamaican international Deshorn Brown for a one and a half year contract, until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Brown, who plays in the middle and feels equally comfortable operating on the wings, will be a valuable addition in the attack for the Blues who feel third in the standings after 10 rounds in the Indian Super League .

We had the option of signing a seventh foreign player and we felt now was a good time to exercise it. Deshorn lends us more options in attack and even though he joins us in the middle of the season, we believe he will play his part in helping the team achieve its goal, said Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat.

After playing college football In the United States, the Jamaican became a professional in 2011 with Des Moines Menace in the United Soccer League.

The next season he went to Reading United before moving on to Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer. The attacker scored 23 goals in just over two years for the Rapids in the top American category.

It is a difficult task, to reach mid-season, but for which I am prepared. I've been working to stay as healthy as possible. The club has shown great confidence in offering me a contract and I am aiming to give my best to Bengaluru. I managed to catch the latest games and some highlights. We are in the play-off positions and that is a good thing, Brown said after completing the signing procedures.

After having played in four countries on three different continents in the USA. In the US, Norway, China and Spain, the Blues will expect Brown to establish quickly with the end of the rapidly approaching commercial season.

Playing in different countries is always a mental challenge. Culturally, I love the game, and wherever it takes me. I am excited to experience a new culture, and ready for the new challenge that comes with it, he said.

In 2015, Brown moved to Norway for his first European period playing for Valerenga in Tippeligaen for two seasons, before moving to Asia for the first time in 2016, going to the Chinese team Shenzhen FC in the China One League. He returned to the USA. UU. In 2017, playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) and DC United (MLS) before moving to Spain to play with Lorca FC in the Second Division (2017-18).

He last played for Oklahoma City Energy (2018-19) in the USL. Internationally, Brown has represented the Jamaican national team, winning the Caribbean Cup in 2014.

Brown now becomes the second Caribbean player to represent the Blues after Cornell Glen (Trinidad and Tobago, 2017), and the fourth in the Americas after Roby Norales (Honduras, 2017) and Miku (Venezuela, 2017-19) .