Hounds Dip into MLS Pot

Posted by espo On 10:23 AM
As the inaugural USL-PRO season draws near, Pittsburgh Riverhounds manager Justin Evans is doing everything he can to field a competitive side in the vastly improved league.

Last week saw the return of fan favorite Boyzzz Khumalo after a two year stint with DC United. Boyzzz can play forward or wing, has tons of pace and has excelled at this level in the past. His experiences with DC United saw him feature in both MLS and CONCACAF Champions League matches.

Another former MLS player, defender Kyle Veris, looked solid this past Sunday when the Hounds took on the University of Pittsburgh in a preseason friendly. Kyle was selected in the 3rd round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the LA Galaxy. He made 18 league appearances, including 10 starts throughout the 2007 season. After a stint in Norway, Veris featured at USL clubs Puerto Rico and Miami FC over the last few seasons pilling up 38 league appearances. The 6' 4" center back looks to have great composure on the back line and will add a threat on set pieces.

Just today we received news that striker Jason Yeisley has officially signed. Jason spent last year with FC Dallas. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft following a stellar senior season at Penn State. He played in 5 contests, all as a sub, logging 39 minutes. The 24 year old Hershey native has good size and will compete for playing time with a talented group of forwards.

The addition of these three players, all of whom have MLS experience, is a step in the right direction for the club. The league is going to be more competitive this season requiring a talented, deep squad if we're to reach post-season play.

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