Lansing Ignite signs Haitian international soccer player

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- Lansing Ignite has signed a Haitian international as its sixth player on its team.

Steeve Saint-Duc is a 19-year-old winger who played most recently for Haiti U20 national team during the 2018 CONCACAF U20 Championship in November, according to a press release.

“I’m excited to join Lansing Ignite to further my development as a player,” Saint-Duc said. “I can’t wait to join the Lansing community and start playing in front of The Assembly Line and all our supporters.”

Saint-Duc joins Xavier Gomez, Rafa Mentzingen, Christian Silva, Kyle Carr and Nathan Lewis on Ignite's inaugural season.

“Steeve is a top prospect with unbelievable potential,” Lansing head coach Nate Miller said. “His ability to break the game open with one-v-one play is exceptional. The sky is the limit for Steeve as he has special tools to unlock the opponent in the final third. He plays with excellent energy and personality, and is going to make an immediate impact in our league.”

Ignite will begin training in February with its first match of the season on March 30 against the Richmond Kickers in Virginia.

The team will host its home opener on April 13 against the Kickers.