After making his professional debut last year in Sweden, David Caban (Kenosha Tremper/UW) is headed back the country to continue his playing career.
The 24-year-old Caban recently signed with IFK Åmål of the Division 3 Västra Svealand. He's the second state native and former Badgers player on the fifth-division side's roster, joining his former college teammate Carl Schneider (Madison La Follette/UW).
Caban and Schneider also played together on the Bridges FC team that toured Europe last summer and both earned pro contracts. Caban joined fourth-division Ånge IF, which ended up being relegated from the Division 2 Norrland, while Schneider helped IFK Åmål win the sixth-tier Division 4 Bohuslän/Dalsland and earn promotion.
Caban, who has earned four caps with the Puerto Rican national team over the past year, made 13 appearances (all starts) in all competitions with Ånge last season after joining the team in July. IFK Åmål kicks off its season Friday in the Dalslands Sparbanks Cup competition, and its league opener is April 14.
In a Twitter direct message, Caban wrote that he hopes to go on trial with upper-division Swedish clubs or possibly a second-division club in Spain during IFK Åmål's midseason break or after the season.
On Twitter: @david_caban