In desperate need of a finisher, the Union are taking a low-cost gamble.
According to Harbour View FC of Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League, the Union have acquired 21-year-old Brian Brown on loan until the end of the 2014 season.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"My strength is my speed, my first touch, shots on goal, and I think my weakest point is heading the ball,” Brown told the Jamaica Observer back in February. "So I will be working hard to improve that and bring myself up to or even beyond the level of players who do it well.”
Brown, who, according to Harbour View trained with the Union as a trialist last month, is nicknamed “Rambo,” and led the league in goals with 18. He’s the type of speedy finisher the Union lack.
Two years prior to his trial with the Union, Brown was a trialist with Aston Villa of the English Premier League. He is a Jamaican national.
It’s unknown whether Brown will be a serious candidate to crack the Union’s attacking depth chart, either as a starting striker or an alternative to attacking substitute Antoine Hoppenot.
Either way, it’s a smart gamble for a team that has nothing to lose.
Led by Sebastien Le Toux’s six goals, the 4-8-6 Union are tied for first in the Eastern Conference with 26 goals in 18 games.