Columbus Crew SC signs midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr.

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Crew SC midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. (Courtesy: Columbus Crew SC)

Columbus Crew SC announced Tuesday the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr., a four-year Major League Soccer (MLS) veteran.

Etienne spent over three seasons with the New York Red Bulls and the second half of the 2019 season with FC Cincinnati on loan.

“Derrick is a fast, young player with MLS experience and after having him in pre-season camp thus far, we are pleased to officially welcome him to Columbus Crew SC,” said Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “We believe Derrick is someone whose skill set makes him a valuable addition to our squad and who greatly strengthens our team’s attacking corps. We look forward to seeing Derrick’s contributions on the field.”

Bezbatchenko said at the international level, Etienne has earned 22 caps and scored three goals with the Haiti National Team since making his debut as a substitute in a Caribbean Cup Qualifier against French Guiana in 2016. He also represented Haiti at the youth level, featuring for Haiti’s Under-17 and U-20 sides.

Crew SC returns to action Sunday March 1 at 12:30 p.m. against New York City FC at MAPFRE stadium in north Columbus.

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