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Baptiste, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, joined the team after signing July 7.

You played for coach Ricky Hill when you were both at San Juan Jabloteh in Trinidad and Tobago. Did your familiarity with the coach play a part in your signing?
Yeah, that was probably part of it. … He's a good person before he's a coach. I think one of the reasons why I'm here, he knows what I can do, the kind of person I am, how I carry myself as a person, my professionalism. When he took the job, he reached out to me as soon as possible, and I took the offer.

How does the NASL compare to the leagues in Trinidad and Tobago?
I think the quality of the teams and the guys here makes it a little tougher. Back home, some of the teams we play against, there's not a lot of high quality. Here, you have to focus and concentrate a little more harder.

What are your plans for the offseason?
I was going to get married before I came here, and then this came and happened, so we have to wait until we go back home then to get married. So we try to get married in November, December.