PITTSBURGH (December 14, 2017) – Midfielder Kevin Kerr will return to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for his sixth season, signing a one-year deal with a club option for the 2019 season, pending USL and USSF approval.
Kerr, 28, has served as team captain the past two years and ranks tied for third all-time in club history with 132 appearances and seventh in goals scored with 22.
“We’re excited to have Kevin back in the fold,” said head coach Bob Lilley. “He’s consistently been one of the better playmakers and passers in our league over the past four to five years bringing experience, leadership and a work ethic that I think is important for our younger players to look up to.”
The Scottish midfielder provided a steady presence for the Hounds in 2017, being one of only two players on the club to make an appearance in every league game and placing third in the Eastern Conference with 61 chances created. He tallied three goals and five assists, most notably earning USL Player of the Week in late August after a four-point performance (1G/2A) in a victory over Bethlehem Steel FC.
In each of his five seasons with the Hounds, Kerr has played in no less than 20 games, including eclipsing 2,300 minutes the past two years. In addition, he’s tallied 20 assists – the second-most by a Hounds player dating back to 2013 – to go along with his aforementioned 22 career goals scored.
Kerr marks the fourth returner from 2016 to re-sign this offseason, joining the already-under-contract Chevaughn Walsh. Full details on the current roster of the Hounds can be found below.
Roster breakdown for 2018 season
Forwards (3): Kay Banjo, Romeo Parkes, Chevaughn Walsh
Midfielders (1): Kevin Kerr
Defenders (1): Tobi Adewole