Born: April 4, 1993
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
College: St. Leo University (2011-2012), Florida International University (2013-2014)
Previous Club: Miami FC
Pronunciation: SEE-ahn mc-FAR-lin
SEAN McFARLANE BIO
Sean McFarlane was acquired via loan by FC Tulsa on June 22, 2022 from Miami FC. With his 17 career regular season assists in the USL Championship, McFarlane is ranked 54th in league history in assists and has the fifth-most assists among defenders at the time of his acquisition.
2021-2022 – MIAMI FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
Upon joining Miami FC ahead of the 2021 season, McFarlane made an immediate impact on the pitch for the club in its second season of USL Championship play. McFarlane made 15 starts in 27 appearances for Miami, scoring once and logging one assist. The Jamaican contributed to six clean sheets en route to Miami’s first USL Championship playoff appearance, a match in which McFarlane played all 90 minutes of resulting in a 1-0 loss to Louisville City FC.
The first third of McFarlane’s 2022 season with Miami was hampered with injures, limiting him to just 5 appearances through the club’s first 16 matches.
2019-2020 – AUSTIN BOLD FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
McFarlane transitioned from center-back to right-back in 2019 after joining Austin Bold FC and became an instant star for the Texas side. Registering career-highs in starts (30), appearances (31), and minutes (2,628), McFarlane led Austin Bold with 58 tackles won (4th best in the USL Championship) and finished third with 37 interceptions. Offensively, McFarlane was a juggernaut – his 12 assists led the club and McFarlane whipped in an astounding 193 crosses (sixth best in the league), 109 more than the next highest total on the club, to go along with two goals.
In addition to his staggering USL Championship numbers, McFarlane added two assists in three 2019 Open Cup cup starts (both of which came against the Roughnecks in the Second Round) and added another goal against LA Galaxy II in the playoffs before the Bold was eliminated by Phoenix Rising FC in the next round, losing 8-7 on PKs.
In the shortened 2020 season, McFarlane had another terrific season with Austin, appearing in 15 of its 16 matches and adding two more goals and two more assists to his USL Championship ledger.
2018 – MIAMI FC 2 (NPSL)
McFarlane spent one season with Miami FC 2, a squad created to compete in the National Premiere Soccer League following the cancellation of the 2018 NASL season, the league in which Miami FC was competing. He made one Open Cup appearance for the side in 2018.
2017 – COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC (USL)
The Jamaican defender signed with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC out of college and would spend one season with the club. McFarlane made 23 starts in 29 appearances for the Switchbacks primarily as a center-back, scoring the first two goals and logging the first two assists of his professional career.
The Kingston native has capped 15 times for the Jamaican U-20 National Team and scored his lone international goal against Suriname during the qualifying stage of the 2013 U-20 World Cup. Despite never capping for the senior Jamaican squad, he was named to the Reggae Boyz roster that finished as the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Runners-Up, and McFarlane’s name was in the 18 for the Gold Cup Final against Mexico.
McFarlane spent his first two collegiate seasons at St. Leo University in Division II play from 2011-2012. In total, McFarlane made 23 appearances for the Lions with four goals and one assist. As a defender, McFarlane averaged over one shot per match and put 38% of his shots on frame. He would go on to spend the summer of 2012 with Chattanooga FC in NISA between his sophomore and junior years.
McFarlane would transfer to Florida International University in 2013 and play his junior and senior seasons with the Panthers. He would make 31 appearances for FIU across both years, totaling 1,983 minutes, and mirrored his stats from St. Leo – McFarlane scored four goals and registered one assist.