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Rhinos Sign Winger Jalen Brown

By Rochester Rhinos, 03/07/17, 6:15PM EST

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Brown (Xavier) was selected in the 2nd round (38th overall) in the 2017 MLS Superdraft.

ROCHESTER, NY - The Rochester Rhinos are pleased to announce the signing of winger Jalen Brown, a former member of the University of Xavier. The signing is pending league and federation approval.

"Jalen had a good college career with Xavier," exclaimed Rhinos Head Coach Bob Lilley, "He's got great quickness and is a good 1 v 1 player.""

Brown was one of Xavier's top offensive threats throughout his career (2013-16). He recorded several career-bests in 2016, including starts (19), goals (6), assists (3), shots (46) and shots on goal (20). He led the team in goals and ranked second with 15 points, 46 shots and 20 shots on goal. A workhorse up top, Brown ranked fifth on team with 1,524 minutes played.

He also developed a reputation for coming up huge in big moments during his Xavier career, scoring five total game-winners. 

"We had tracked him at the MLS Combine," exclaimed Rhinos Head Coach Bob Lilley, "He became available, and we feel like he could help us in wide areas."

Brown started 14 and 19 games during his junior and senior seasons, respectively, and finished his career with 14 goals (five game-winners) and eight assists.

The Rhinos will kick off the 2017 USL regular season on Saturday, April 1 against Bethlehem Steel FC at Goodman Stadium. The club’s home opener is on Saturday, April 22 when the defending USL Cup champion New York Red Bulls II visit Capelli Sport Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. ET.   

Advance single game tickets are always available at a discount. Order online using this link, visit the Capelli Sport Stadium Box Office or call 585-454-5425. For limited time, fans can use the promo code 'SOCCER' for $10 off opening day tickets.

For groups of 10 or more and special discounted season tickets and packages please contact the Rhinos at tickets@rhinossoccer.com or call using the phone number above.