HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Feb. 5, 2021 after being selected fifth overall in 2021 MLS SuperDraft
Showcasing an impressive combination of physicality, athleticism, and composure on the ball at Wake Forest, DeShields will be a depth piece at center back.
OUTSIDE MLS: The Baltimore native joined New England Revolution II in the USL League One on Nov. 30, 2020, but did not appear for the side.
COLLEGE: DeShields scored three goals and recorded an assist in 60 appearances for the Wake Forest Deacons from 2017 to 2019. In his final season with Wake Forest in 2019, DeShields started 21 of their 22 games, leading their defense to an average of only 0.72 goals conceded per match and earned a Second-Team All-South Region nomination.