Date of Birth: 4/4/1993
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Country: Jamaica, USA
Last Club: Miami FC (USA)
McFarlane arrives in Austin from Miami FC, where he helped guide the club to the National Premier Soccer League championship. In 17 appearances with Miami FC, he tallied three goals and in 877 minutes of play for a squad led by former Austin Aztex head coach Paul Dalglish.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, McFarlane made his international debut with the Jamaican U-20 national team during the qualifying stage for the 2012 U-20 World Cup, scoring in his second appearance with the team, a 3-0 win over Suriname. In all, he made 15 appearances with the Jamaican youth team and was a member of the senior national team that finished as the runner-up in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States.
McFarlane first arrived in the United States when he was 11 and attended the American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He began his collegiate career at Saint Leo University before transferring to Florida International University ahead of his junior season. In two seasons at FIU, McFarlane appeared in 31 matches with 20 starts. The defender netted four goals and added an assist in 1,983 minutes of play.
The 25-year-old previously played with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the United Soccer League. In 2017 with the Switchbacks, McFarlane appeared in 29 matches with 23 starts, scoring twice, including the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over future Austin Bold FC rival San Antonio FC that halted SAFC’s season-opening 14-game unbeaten streak.