Pittsburgh Riverhounds Take a Big Step

USL-2 side Pittsburgh Riverhounds have made a few big changes this off-season to improve the quality of the franchise.

Gene Klein, the veteran manager of the Hounds, will be stepping into the front office as Technical Director this spring. His boots will be filled by recent Riverhounds captain and western PA product, Justin Evans. Evans played college soccer at Penn State and saw professional time in MLS, in the Polish First and Second Division, and at various levels of the USL and MISL. The addition of Evans as manager will allow Klein to focus on developing the youth program and strengthening the team and franchise off the pitch.

While the dust is still settling from the USL/NASL/USSF scuffle, the USL-2 is shaping up as a very competitive league for this season, as clubs prepare for a balanced 20-game schedule. The addition of the Charleston Battery to USL-2 will certainly add some clout and hopefully see both Pennsylvania teams, the Hounds and the Harrisburg City Islanders, step up to meet the challenge.

Read more on the promotion of Klein and hiring of Evans here on the team website


more about off-season action in the USL-2 involving the City Islanders here at Derek Meluzio’s Upper 90 Blog.

One Comment

  1. Ed Farnsworth says:

    Thanks for covering this stuff. When it comes to US soccer, it’s too easy for many of us to look no further than MLS or the national team.

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