Portland Timbers defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste comes in at #16 on MLSsoccer.com's 24 Under 24

Hulking center back makes the list in his second MLS campaign

16. Andrew Jean-Baptiste

Pos: D | Portland Timbers | Age: 21

After a somewhat quiet 2012 rookie campaign that saw the Generation adidas signing from the University of Connecticut play five matches (4 starts), it was his second year that Andrew Jean-Baptiste made his mark.

A hulking presence on the Timbers backline, Jean-Baptiste has played in 26 matches (22 starts) with none more memorable than his contributions in a Portland 2-1 over the LA Galaxy in July.

After helping shut down Galaxy DP forward Robbie Keane all game, Jean-Baptiste made it to the attacking end in stoppage time to head in a game-winning goal that shook JELD-WEN Field to its core.

Still only 21, Jean-Baptiste was named to MLSsoccer.com's 24 Under 24 list. 

 

 

24 Under 24
Last Year in 24U24: N/A

 

2013 Stats
Matches played: 26
Matches started: 22
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

 

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