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Darrell and Derrick Etienne's extensive playing career began at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995.  They both started their professional careers with the Richmond Kickers in 1998... Derrick ended his rookie season with 6 goals, coming off the bench, to becoming a starter... Darrell, who played multiple positions during his rookie season, ultimately becoming a league All Star the following year playing in the USL All Star Match in Hampton Rhodes, Virginia. 

During this time, the brothers were called up to play on the Haitian National Team in 2000, which they have done until they retired in 2006.  While representing Haiti, they played against several National Teams from around the world in international friendlies as well as FIFA sanction matches. Although they never played in the World Cup Finals, one of the major highlights of their careers, was that they had the privilege and honor to represent Haiti in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

In 2001 the brothers were split up for the first time ever, when Derrick moved from Virginia to New Jersey, and played for the Long Island Rough-Riders, while Darrell stayed in Richmond, Virginia, and continued to play for the Richmond Kickers.  The separation only lasted for 1 year, as the brothers were reunited in 2002 when Darrell moved to New Jersey as well and began to play for the Rough-Riders. The twins continued their professional career with the Long Island Rough Riders from 2002-2006 and won the USL National Championship in 2002. Derrick scored the winning goal, making him the man of the match, as well as USL Finals MVP.  

The Etienne Brothers coaching career began in 1995 and now has over 27 years experience working with elite youth soccer players.  They started with the Virginia Commonwealth University Soccer Camps and then went on to coach at FC Richmond Magic for the next 4 years.  They also served as Staff Coaches for the Richmond Kickers Summer camps from 1998-2001. In 2001, Darrell spearheaded an inner city initiative for the Richmond Kickers called "Soccer In the Streets" where soccer was introduced to "at risk" kids throughout the city of Richmond, Virginia.  After their move to Paterson, NJ, they then played and coached for the LI Rough Riders from 2002-2006.  The twins were active members of the Elite Coaching Staff of the Paul Riley Soccer School, training various clubs throughout Long Island.  

Coaches Darrell and Derrick then worked as Assistant Coaches at Hackensack HS for 2 years, where Darrell was head coach of the freshman team, and Derrick was head coach for Junior Varsity. Darrell then moved on to coach at Fair Lawn HS in 2009.  Darrell was also the Assistant Coach at Essex County College for 3 years.  Darrell then had accepted the Head Coach position of Immaculate Conception High School Girls Varsity Team, located in Lodi, NJ for the next 2 years, while Derrick has taken on the Head Coach for Pioneer Academy, located in Wayne, NJ.

Also in 2009, the Etienne Brothers started the Etienne Soccer School of Excellence with only a few students; their kids and nephews, Derrick Jr, Rommel, Danielle, Omre, Yien, Darrell Jr., and a few of their teammates.  In 2014, the bothers moved to Baltimore, Maryland, while Derrick trained at Bethesda Soccer Club, while Darrell trained and coached at DC United Academy, and both started Etienne Soccer School in Laurel, MD. Etienne Soccer School is still in operation, and has expanded from New Jersey to Maryland/DC, and Haiti.

In May 2016, Darrell moved back to NJ, and started the Epic Sporting Stars F.C. located in Madison, NJ.  The club started with 2 teams which has grown to a total of 8 teams in 2 years. In 2018, Derrick had returned from Maryland, and once again reunited with Darrell to build up EPIC and the Etienne Soccer School, conducting Camps, Clinics, and Select training throughout the North Jersey area...

In 2018, Derrick and Darrell merged the Epic Sporting Stars Club with TSF Academy and has been there ever since... Both are Head Coaches of TSF's MLS Next Elite Teams.... Darrell coaches the U15and U16 MLS Next teams,  and Derrick coaches the  U17 MLS Next team and U19 EDP team... 

The Coaches hold a USSF National "B" Coaching License, and is scheduled to receive the National USSF "A" license in the near future. In the meantime they continue to coach ranging from coaching coaches, professional players, college players, elite youth players, as well as beginning players...

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