LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Ignite FC announced on Wednesday that it signed Haitian international Steeve Saint-Duc for the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.
The 19-year-old winger has made multiple appearances for his country at various youth levels, most recently featuring for the Haitian U-20 national team during the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship in November. Saint-Duc rose to prominence on the international scene in 2016, being named Most Valuable Player after securing Golden Boot honors with five goals and leading Haiti to the Caribbean Football Union’s U-17 Championship. The following year, he was named captain for the Haitian U-17 side during the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship.
“Steeve is a top prospect with unbelievable potential,” Lansing Head Coach Nate Miller said. “His ability to break the game open with one-on-one play is exceptional. The sky is the limit for Steeve as he has special tools to unlock the opponent in the final third. He plays with excellent energy and personality and is going to make an immediate impact in our league.”
Saint-Duc becomes the sixth player to join Ignite FC for the 2019 campaign, joining Xavier Gomez, Rafa Mentzingen, Christian Silva, Kyle Carr and Nathan Lewis.
“I’m excited to join Lansing Ignite to further my development as a player,” Saint-Duc said. “I can’t wait to join the Lansing community and start playing in front of The Assembly Line and all our supporters.”