Justin Evans, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds stellar midfielder, has been named to the United Soccer Leagues Second Division 2009 All-League Team. It is the second consecutive season that Evans, a native of Venetia and a graduate of Peters Township High School has been so recognized. Not only did Evans enjoy another great year on the pitch, he also helped Gene Klein coach the side in his first season as an assistant. Justin was the first player ever signed during the Hounds’ inaugural year (1999). This season, he was joined by Tenywa "T-Bone" Bonseu as the only original Riverhounds on the current roster.One of the league’s toughest competitors, Evans was second in the USL-2 in fouls in 2009 with 31 in 18-matches. In fact, he was forced to sit out of the Hounds’ season finale due to foul accumulation.
Evans was named to the USL-2’s All-League Second Team for 2008 as well, when he scored four goals and chipped in with 2 assists for a total of 10-points; second only in goals and points to Thabiso "Boyzzz" Khumalo who is now with D.C. United of Major League Soccer. He logged 1,194 minutes in 15 of the Hounds’ 20 regular season games in ’08.
Previously, Justin spent time with the San Jose Earthquakes, Chicago Fire and Dallas Burn all of MLS. Before turning pro, Evans was a standout at Penn State University. After his first stint in Pittsburgh, Justin played in Poland’s First Division. He jumped between MLS, Europe, and the USL’s former A-League (now the USL First Division) spending time with the Riverhounds and the Charleston Battery. Evans also played indoor soccer for Cleveland, and most recently, Kansas City.