Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Previous Club: FC Cincinnati 2
College: University of South Florida
Avionne Flanagan enters his first season with the Black and Yellow after joining the club via free transfer from FC Cincinnati 2 in August 2022.
Flanagan spent five months with FCC2 of MLS NEXT Pro. He featured in 18 matches, primarily at left-back and left midfield, registering three goals and one assist.
Although arriving from Cincinnati, Flanagan is not a stranger to Patriots Points after competing for the Battery on trial during the 2022 Carolina Challenge Cup, featuring in all three matches.
Flanagan signed with FC Cincinnati after being selected 29th overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. He was subsequently loaned out to Orange County SC and FC Tulsa during that season, making 13 appearances between both teams.
Collegiately, Flanagan played three seasons at the University of South Florida from 2017 to 2019. He made 48 appearances (41 starts) with the Bulls, scoring four goals and adding seven assists. The defender earned first-team AAC All-Conference honors in 2019 following an exceptional junior campaign.
Flanagan’s playing career began in the D.C. United Academy through 2016. He additionally played for NPSL side FC Baltimore Christos in 2018 and USL League Two club Treasure Coast Tritons while at South Florida.