Haiti – Football : Toronto FC acquires Haitian international Derrick Étienne Jr.
27/04/2024 11:02:15

Haiti - Football : Toronto FC acquires Haitian international Derrick Étienne Jr.

Toronto FC acquired Haitian international Derrick Etienne Jr. (27) this week in a deal with Atlanta United FC in exchange for a general allocation of up to US$375,000 of which US$175,000 is conditional on certain performance-based settings.

The 8-year Major League Soccer (MLS) veteran has 17 goals and 19 assists in 171 regular season matches, including 89 starts, with the New York Red Bulls, FC Cincinnati (on loan during the 2019 season), Columbus Crew and Atlanta.

“This is a mutually beneficial trade that provides us flexibility to potentially strengthen the roster in the summer, while giving Derrick a fresh start in Toronto,” said Carlos Bocanegra, Vice President and Technical Director of Atlanta, in a press release.

Learn more about Derrick Etienne Jr.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, the 27-year-old forward is the son of former Haitian international Derrick Etienne.

He joined the Red Bulls academy as an under-14 player and signed a local player contract in December 2015, making his MLS debut against D.C. United in September 2016. At international level, Etienne has 8 goals and 7 assists in 41 appearances for Haiti since his senior debut against French Guiana in a Caribbean Cup qualifier in November 2016. Etienne has also represented Haiti at youth level, including at the U-17 Championship in the 2013 CONCACAF in Panama and the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica.

In 2023 Derrick Etienne won $676,250

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