VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Javain Brown from the University of South Florida in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.
Right Back Javain Brown
- Four appearances for Jamaican men's national team
- American Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team in 2019
- 31 starts and 32 appearances in the Jamaican Premier League with Harbour View FC
The native of Kingston, Jamaica has represented his country at the senior international level four times since making his debut for the Reggae Boyz against Trinidad & Tobago in 2017. After joining the national team program at the U-17 level, he made five appearances for the U-20 national team and four appearances at the U-23 level, including three matches at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.
The now 21-year-old played one season of collegiate soccer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling the 2020 season. After redshirting in 2018, Brown started 17 of the 18 games he played for the Bulls in 2019, scoring three goals – all game winners. At the end of the season he was honoured on the American Athletic Conference First Team and All-Rookie Team. He was also a three-time selection for AAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Prior to enrolling at South Florida, Brown played two seasons with Harbour View FC in the Jamaican Premier League, starting 31 of his 32 appearances and scoring one goal.
Brown also played one season in USL League Two with Treasure Coast Tritons, making six appearances in 2019.
Position: Right Back
Weight: 160 pounds
Date of Birth: March 9, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
University: University of South Florida (NCAA American Athletic Conference’18 to ’20)
High School: Kingston College (Kingston, Jamaica)
Youth: Harbour View FC, Santos FC, Greenwich Town FC (Kingston, Jamaica)
Transaction: Selected 23rd overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC on January 21, 2021