Deshorn Brown

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Deshorn Brown
Personal information
Full name Deshorn Dwayne Brown[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-22) 22 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Manchester, Jamaica
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 8
Youth career
2010–2011 Mobile Rams
2012 UCF Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Des Moines Menace 10 (9)
2012 Reading United 13 (13)
2013–2015 Colorado Rapids 62 (20)
2015–2016 Vålerenga 37 (13)
2016 Shenzhen 14 (7)
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies 4 (1)
National team
2013– Jamaica 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2015

Deshorn Dwayne Brown (born 22 December 1990) is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a forward for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Early and collegiate[edit]

A native of Jamaica, Brown attended St. Elizabeth Technical High School. He then moved to the United States to attend the University of Mobile in Alabama. After his sophomore year, he transferred to the University of Central Florida. In 2013, he elected to forgo his senior year to enter the MLS SuperDraft.

Professional[edit]

Brown was selected by the Colorado Rapids with the sixth overall pick (first round) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on 17 January 2013. He scored his first professional goal on 16 March 2013 in a game against the Real Salt Lake. The goal came in the 37th minute and the game resulted in a 1-1 tie.[2] During the 2013 season, Brown achieved many accomplishments. He earned the 2013 Rapids Golden Boot award leading the team with 10 goals and also lead all MLS rookies in scoring as well, just one shy of the MLS rookie scoring record. Brown finished second behind teammate Dillon Powers for MLS Rookie of the Year. He also scored the third-fastest goal in MLS history after just 15 seconds in the 5-1 win against Seattle on 5 October.[3]

Brown was sold to Norwegian side Vålerenga on 17 March 2015.[4]

Brown scored his first goal and his second goal on 17 April 2015 in a game against the Haugesund. The goals came in the 35th and 36th minutes and the game resulted in a 2 - 0 win.[5]

Brown was sold to China League One side Shenzhen on 6 July 2016 for a fee of around $1.2 million.[6] He scored a hat-trick in his debut against Shanghai Shenxin F.C..[7]

International[edit]

Deshorn received his first call-up to Jamaica senior national on 7 October 2013 after scoring what was at the time the second fastest goal in MLS history.[8] Brown scored his first international senior goal vs. Barbados on 2 March 2014.[9]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colorado Rapids 2013 31 10 2 0 1 0 34 10
2014 30 10 1 3 31 13
2015 1 0 1 0
Vålerenga 2015 23 7 0 0 23 7
2016 14 6 3 4 17 10
Shenzhen 2016 14 7 0 0 14 7
Career total 113 40 6 7 1 0 0 0 120 47

Stats accurate as of 22 October 2016

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Jamaica's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Source
1. 2 March 2014 Barbados National Stadium, Saint Michael, Barbados  Barbados 2–0 2–0 Friendly [10]
2. 5 March 2014 Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia  Saint Lucia 5–0 5–0 Friendly [11]

Achievements[edit]

Jamaica

References[edit]

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