Orlando City signs Swedish center back Robin Jansson


Photo Courtesy of Orlando City SC

The Lions continue to add to their defensive depth.

Center back Robin Jansson signed with Orlando City from Swedish side AIK, the club announced on Tuesday.

“Robin is a guy that we’re excited to bring to Orlando after the success he has had overseas in Sweden,” Orlando City SC EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “This signing continues to build depth and competition within our group for the 2019 season.”

Jansson, pronounced Yahn-Son, started in 25 games for AIK last season in the Allsvenskan competition, Sweden’s highest tier of soccer.

The defender, 27, scored the game-winning goal to clinch the 2018 Allsvenskan league title for AIK.

He earned his first call-up for Sweden on Jan. 8 during a friendly against Finland.

The Swedish defender adds to Orlando City’s defensive depth, which now stands at 10 players.

Defenders: Carlos Ascues, Shane O’Neill, Lamine Sané, Kyle Smith, João Moutinho, Alex De John, Danilo Acosta, Kamal Miller, Ruan, Robin Jansson.

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