De John, 29, was born in Marlboro, New Jersey and starred at Old Dominion University where he graduated in 2012. After college, De John signed with Ekenäs IF of Finland’s third division and made 26 appearances, all starts, while helping the club reach the play-offs for promotion. That offseason, he moved to Finland’s first division, signing with Turun Palloseura (TPS). There he made 28 appearances, all starts, in his first season in the Veikkausliiga.
De John moved to Norway for the 2015 season, signing with IK Start of the Eliteserien. He played there for two seasons with 41 league appearances and 34 starts. De John then moved to Dalkurd FF in Sweden in 2017, where he appeared in 20 matches while helping the club reach promotion to the Allsvenskan, the country’s top league, for the 2018 campaign. After six years with 125 career appearances overseas, De John joined Orlando City prior to the 2019 season. Over the last two years, De John has made 12 appearances with six starts.