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Rowdies Sign Midfielder Dayonn Harris

By Rowdies Communications, 12/31/20, 10:00AM EST


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. , 2020) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed 23-year-old forward Dayonn Harris to a two-year deal.  

Harris played the 2020 season with Real Monarchs SLC. He was selected as the 20th pick overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. Prior to the draft, Harris played two full seasons with the University of Connecticut.  

“I first saw Dayonn play for UConn against the University of South Florida and have followed his progress since then,” said Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins. “I believe Dayonn is a perfect fit for our club. First off, he has all the physical and technical attributes to play wide in our side, but even more importantly, he has the appetite to improve and succeed. As we have shown with players like Jordan Doherty and Juan Tejada, we are committed to finding young talent and giving them the platform to perform.” 

In 2020 with the Real Monarchs, Harris appeared in 14 games, starting 11 of them.  

I am blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to join an incredible club such as the Tampa Bay Rowdies.” Harris said. “I am beyond excited to have the ability to continue my career and development as a footballer; surrounded by top players, coaching staff and a fan base that is unmatched. I can’t wait to start working with the team this coming season and to assist in bringing home another championship.” 

More new and returning players will be announced in the coming weeks. The Rowdies roster now stands at (17) players.

2021 Roster Information:

Goalkeeper(s): Ian Mcgrane

Defender(s): Jordan Scarlett, Forrest Lasso, Aaron Guillen, Max Lachowecki, Conner Antley

Midfielder(s): Sebastian Dalgaard, Lewis Hilton, Jordan Doherty, Yann Ekra, Leo Fernandes, Luiz Fernando, Dayonn Harris

Forward(s): Juan Tejada, Sebastian Guenzatti, Lucky Mkosana, Steeven Dos Santos