FC Tulsa has acquired Jamaican wingback Sean McFarlane on loan from Miami FC for the remainder of the 2022 USL Championship season, bringing an experienced two-way presence into its squad as the side looks to boost its postseason hopes. | Photo courtesy O
TULSA, Okla. – FC Tulsa announced on Wednesday it had acquired Jamaican wingback Sean McFarlane on loan from fellow USL Championship club Miami FC for the remainder of the 2022 season. McFarlane arrived in Tulsa on Sunday night and joined the team for training on Monday morning.
In a corresponding move, FC Tulsa has transferred forward Joaquín Rivas to Miami FC. Both moves are pending league and federation approval.
A standout wingback in the USL Championship over his five-year career, McFarlane ranks fifth amongst eligible defenders for most assists in league history with 17 career regular season helpers. Since joining the professional ranks in 2017, McFarlane has eight goals and 19 assists overall in the Championship for his career.
“The USL Championship is a league where pace can make the difference in wins and losses,” said FC Tulsa President Sam Doerr. “Sean will add an infusion of speed on the wing to help move the ball from defense to attack quickly, as well as an ability to place crosses of quantity and quality into the box. I am excited for our fans to see him in an FC Tulsa uniform this weekend.”
The Kingston, Jamaica native arrived in the USL Championship in 2017 at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC after a strong college career at Florida International University and recorded two goals and two assists in 29 appearances playing primarily as a center-back. McFarlane then joined Austin Bold FC ahead of the club’s inaugural season in the Championship in 2019 and ranked fourth in the league in tackles won (58) and sixth in crosses (195).
The 29-year-old was a thorn in the side of Tulsa as a member of Austin Bold, recording one goal and four assists against Tulsa in five meetings over the ‘19 and ‘20 seasons. He subsequently joined Miami FC prior to the 2021 season, where he has been a part of a rotation at right back. In a season and a half with Miami, McFarlane has contributed to eight clean sheets defensively while adding one goal and one assist, while having recently pass 100 regular season appearances in the league overall.
A former Jamaican U-20 international, McFarlane received 15 caps for the U-20 team, scoring a goal for his country in 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Qualifying.