The Riverhounds have recently announced that they have signed 5 players who are familiar with one another.
Veterans Jason Kutney, Nathan Salsi, Roman Cherulin, Leon Browne, and Jenn Robens have signed with the Hounds, and have all played for the club before.
Cherulin has received the nickname of "Frenchy" from fans and teammates having spent four seasons playing professional football in France for Guegnon. He was also the MVP of the Garchizy French National Team in 2002. He played last season with the now folded Cincinnati Kings and played for the Hounds in 2006 before the team took a year off to re-organize.
Kutney played his collegiate soccer at Duquesne University (my alma-mater!). He spent two seasons with the Charleston Battery of USL-1 before joining the Riverhounds in 2006.
The will be Salsi's fourth season in five years with the Hounds having captained the side in 2006. Salsi also played for Duquesne University, and should be a fan favorite since he is a local boy hailing from North Huntingdon, PA.
Robens spent four years with the Metro Stars Reserve Team before coming to the Hounds for the 2006 season. He also has international footballing experience having played for Haiti's under-23 team in 2003. He most recently was playing for Tiligul Tiras in Moldova.
Browne, a forward hails from Trent, NJ and played for two seasons at Mercer County Community College, the two time national champion runner-up.
It is nice to see the squad starting to take form. The supporters of the Hounds now have some faces to the team to get behind and support. Kutney has been in close contact with the Steel Army. Reports from Jason Kutney from the Hounds training session seem to suggest that the 2007 edition of the Hounds will have some speed. Of course chemistry is still a concern, but there are still four pre-season matches that the Hounds will play to get that right before their first match on April 19th against the Cleveland Shitty Stars!
RELEASE THE HOUNDS!