Andrew Jean-Baptiste, former New York Red Bulls defender and possible future Haiti men's national team roster-mate of RBNY's Derrick Etienne, has found a new club.
He has joined Nykopings BIS in Sweden's third tier, where he links up with former college coach Brian Clarhaut. Jean-Baptiste joins fellow American Romain Gall in the squad. Nykopings is currently sixth in the 14-team league table.
The 8th pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Jean-Baptiste covered a lot of ground in a relatively short stint in the North American top flight. Drafted by Portland Timbers, he was traded to Chivas USA at the end of the 2013 season. After Chivas folded in 2014, he landed with the New York Red Bulls for the start of the 2015 season.
Released by RBNY in June 2015, AJB has been attached to Spanish lower-league club Estrella San Agustin CF. He has retained a place on the fringes of Haiti's national team, and now he'll have a chance to raise his profile in Sweden.
H/T to @brendan_joe.