HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 40 overall in 2019 SuperDraft.
Vassell is a young central midfielder who should provide depth for the Black & Gold in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: In addition to his success at the Caribbean Combine, the 19-year-old has excelled at all levels for the Jamaican National Team. Making appearances in the U17, U20, and U23 squads, Vassell has also been capped nine times by the senior squad. With Jamaica, the midfielder has five goals, the most recent coming in a 6-0 win over Bonaire in a Concacaf Nations League qualifier last October.
OUTSIDE MLS: Vassell comes to MLS by way of Harbour View FC in Jamaica's Red Stripe Premier League, where he spent the past two seasons. While with the Stars, Vassell tallied two goals in 38 appearances across all competitions. The midfielder took part in the MLS Caribbean Combine in October, winning MVP honors at the event held in Kingston, Jamaica, earning him a spot at the 2019 MLS Combine presented by adidas in Orlando. The Jamaican international is the only player from the pool of 205 available players to have never played a single minute of collegiate soccer in the United States.