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Atlético Ottawa re-signs defender Brandon John for 2021 season

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Atlético Ottawa announced the re-signing of centre-back Brandon John Thursday.

The 26-year-old featured in all of Atlético’s matches at last summer’s Canadian Premier League Island Games after signing wht the club in 2020.

John essential to Ottawa defense

“Brandon John is essential to our backline and had a great performance in his first year in the CPL,” said Mista, Atlético Ottawa head coach. “Brandon has demonstrated his commitment to the team and I have no doubt he will be one of CPL’s best centre-backs.”

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Born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and raised, John has played in Germany and the United States with Orlando City B in USL League One before signing with the capital’s club.

Atlético building something exciting in Ottawa

 “After seeing the support from the fans to have us back playing in Ottawa and speaking with the staff about the kind of team they’re trying to build here, I don’t think there is a more exciting place to play in the CPL,” said Brandon John, Atlético Ottawa centre-back.

Brandon John has joined Malcolm Shaw as the first two players to be announced for the 2021 CPL season.

 “Brandon is an experienced player that brings stability to our defense,” said Fernando Lopez, Atlético Ottawa CEO. “His performances were very solid at the Island Games and he was one of the pillars in the locker room. I am sure with his character and leadership he will be able to direct our team again. We are excited to bring him back for the 2021 season and continue to build on the inaugural season.”

-with files from Atlético Ottawa

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