Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Previous Club/College: FC Miami City
Deshawon Nembhard signed for the Battery during the 2019 offseason. Nembhard began his college career at SMU before transferring to FIU in 2014. He made 36 appearances (25 starts) for the Panthers while adding 5 assists over his college career. The defender signed with USL League Two side, FC Miami City, after graduation playing 3 matches and scoring 1 goal.