PITTSBURGH (March 4, 2017) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have received Marshall Hollingsworth, Cristian Martinez and Ben Swanson on loan from MLS affiliate Columbus Crew SC on a match-by-match basis for the 2017 season pending USL and USSF approval.
All three spending time with the Hounds this past season, Hollingsworth, Martinez and Swanson registered 24, eight and five appearances, respectively.
Hollingsworth, who was drafted 41st overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Crew SC, played primarily at left back for the Hounds in 2016, notching one assist in 1,724 minutes of play.
Martinez, acquired via transfer by Columbus this past January following his initial loan to the club from Chorrillo FC in 2016, played in the midfield for the Hounds, recording one assist.
Swanson, a Homegrown signing by Columbus in 2014, played at holding midfield briefly for Pittsburgh before seeing his season end due to a shoulder injury in late July.
The three additions give the Hounds 24 officially signed field players to go along with two goalkeepers as the club heads into its third week of the preseason.