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Frisco, Texas (November 3, 2022) – North Texas SC has exercised a permanent transfer on midfielder Carl Sainté who was on loan from USL Championship’s New Mexico United. Sainté joins North Texas SC through 2024 with a club option for the 2025 season. Per team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

“Carl is such an exciting player for us and will be a key piece as we build our 2023 roster,” saidNorth Texas SC General Manager Matt Denny. “He is a great person and a true professional who raises the level of the group every day. Already representing his senior national team at 20 years old, I believe he has the potential to play at the highest level. We are excited to see Carl continue to grow here at North Texas SC.”

Sainté logged 398 minutes in MLS NEXT Pro after starting in four games in 2022. He made his NTSC debut as a substitute against Colorado Rapids 2 on August 21. Sainté started in the MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference Semifinal versus St Louis CITY2 on September 25. The Haitian midfielder completed 226 passes with an 89.3% pass accuracy, registered 10 interceptions and 45 duels for the club.

“I am happy to be here,” said North Texas SC Midfielder Carl Sainté. “Since the day I signed on loan, I promised to myself to work harder every day so I could stay here permanently. I love the challenge, the team and my teammates. I can’t wait to give it my all for North Texas SC.”

Sainté appeared in five matches and started in one with a total of 76 minutes played in USL Championship play for New Mexico United. Sainté was in the starting lineup for New Mexico United’s 2022 U.S. Open Cup Second Round 5-0 win over the Las Vegas Legends, where he scored in the 47th minute of the match.

On March 27, Sainté made his senior debut for the Haitian National Team in an international friendly against Guatemala. He also appeared in four matches off the bench playing 77 minutes for Haiti in the 2022 CONCACAF Nations League.

Sainté was part of the Haiti U-17 MYNT that played in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Brazil. He started all three group-stage matches and scored the nation’s first goal of the tournament against the Korea Republic on October 27 in the 2-1 defeat.

TRANSACTION DETAILS
Full Name: Carl Sainté
Connect with Carl: Instagram
Pronunciation:
Sain-tee
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 181
DOB: August 9, 2002 (20)
Hometown: Grand-Goâve, Haiti
Birthplace: Grand-Goâve, Haiti
Nationality: Haiti
Transaction: North Texas SC exercise a permanent transfer on New Mexico United midfielder Carl Sainté. He is signed through 2024 with a club option for the 2025 season.