It looks like Sounders FC 2 has once again turned it’s gaze towards the Caribbean in search of young attacking talent. Media in Antigua and Barbuda are reporting that S2 has signed Greenbay Hoppers FC striker Javorn Stevens. Information isn’t readily available but it seems he has been playing with the St. John’s, Antigua based club for the past two years. Stevens has been part of the Barbudan youth set up for several years and has earned a cap with their senior national team.
Stevens really announced himself in October at the Caribbean Football Union’s U20 tournament in Curaçao. His six goals helped Antigua and Barbuda win their group and skip past regional power Trinidad and Tobago in the semis. The Benna Boys lost to Haiti in the final but advance to the CONCACAF U20s.
This is a low risk move for S2. If Stevens never rates the team will be out a few thousand dollars, but nothing more. Moves like this are the exact reason having a USL affiliate is so important. MLS roster rules don’t allow for this sort of speculation but S2 is the perfect place to explore these kinds of options.