The Jamaican scored 15 goals across three spells in the ISL.

Former NorthEast United and Bengaluru FC striker Deshorn Brown has signed for USL Championship side Sacramento Republic FC. The American soccer team, which plays in the Western Conference of USL Championship, announced the Jamaican’s signing on Friday. The side also confirmed Danny Reynolds’ addition to the squad.

“Deshorn and Danny are very important pieces to add at this critical stage of the season. He is a proven goal scorer in our league and everywhere he has gone,” the team said in a club statement.

Deshorn Brown in ISL

Brown played for both Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United in the Indian Super League, last representing the Highlanders in the 2021-22 season. He scored seven times and assisted once in 12 outings last season, which included a hat-trick against Mumbai City FC. Brown missed eight matches as NorthEast United finished second from bottom with just three wins.

Overall, he played three seasons in the ISL scoring a total of 15 goals and making two assists. Brown’s career in India started with Bengaluru FC, who he joined midway through the 2019-20 season after leaving OKC Energy FC in January.

He departed the Blues in the winter transfer window of the next season for NorthEast United. The 31-year-old scored seven goals and two assists in 20 appearances for Bengaluru FC and 12 goals in 22 games for the Highlanders.

What Sacramento Republic FC said on his signing

Brown joins Republic FC after four seasons in the Indian Super League, featuring for Bengaluru FC and Northeast United FC. The striker has experience in both the USL Championship and Major League Soccer, most recently featuring domestically in USL for Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2017 and Oklahoma City Energy FC from 2018-2019.

In MLS, he logged 79 appearances between Colorado Rapids and D.C. United from 2013 to 2017. With Colorado, he posted back-to-back 10-goal seasons in 2013 and 2014, helping the Rapids to the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The forward also brings international experience to the Indomitable Club, having made 15 career appearances and scoring two goals for the Jamaican national team between 2013 and 2015.

Prior to starting his professional career, Brown played at the youth level in his native Jamaica before moving to the U.S. to play collegiately at the University of Mobile in Alabama.

Following his sophomore season, he transferred to the University of Central Florida, netting 13 goals in 16 games for the Knights. After his first year in Orlando, he elected to forego his senior season to enter the MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected sixth overall by Colorado.

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