PITTSBURGH (March 4, 2019) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC has signed midfielder Sammy Kahsai to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season, pending USL Championship and USSF approval.
Trialing with the team since the second week of preseason action, Kahsai spent three seasons (2015-17) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he started every game during his senior campaign en route to five goals, two assists and America East All-Conference First Team recognition.
“Sammy was able to make an impression at our open and invite combines and has continued to grow in training camp,” head coach Bob Lilley said. “His technical ability and feel for the game are strong suits that will help him adapt to this level.”
In addition to starting all 18 of his senior appearances at UMBC, the Hyattsville, Maryland native also started all 17 of his games played as a junior. Over the course of his time with UMBC, Kahsai amassed 47 games played (39 starts), eight goals and two assists.
Prior to arriving at UMBC, Kahsai played at Washington Adventist University during his freshman campaign. While with the Shock in 2014, he led the team with 14 goals. Leading up to his collegiate career, he competed for the D.C. United Academy from 2013-14.
With the addition of Kahsai, Riverhounds SC currently has 16 players under contract heading into the 2019 season.
Roster breakdown for 2019 season
Forwards (3): Neco Brett, Steevan Dos Santos, Christian Volesky
Midfielders (7): Mouhamed Dabo, Kenardo Forbes, Noah Franke, Sammy Kahsai, Kevin Kerr, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Anthony Velarde
Defenders (5): Tobi Adewole, Jordan Dover, Joe Greenspan, Ryan James, Caleb Smith
Goalkeepers (1): Kyle Morton