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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