HOMETOWN: Kingston, Jamaica
PREVIOUS TEAM: Rochester Rhinos (USL Championship)
PRONUNCIATION: KEN-ar-doe FORBS
Kenardo Forbes returns for his fifth season with Riverhounds SC, making him the longest-tenured player at the club.
Since joining the roster in 2018, the midfielder has been at the center of the club’s success, being named All-League First Team in 2019 and 2020 and All-League Second Team in 2018 and 2021. He also was an MVP Finalist in 2019. In his three seasons with the Hounds, he has 13 goals and 31 assists in 79 USL matches.
On Aug. 1, 2020, Forbes became the USL Championship’s all-time assists leader with his second assist, the 38th in league play, in a 4-0 win over Philadelphia Union II. He enters this season with 45 career assists. He is also the Riverhounds’ all-time leader in assists with 31 for the team.
Prior to Pittsburgh, Forbes played for coach Bob Lilley with the Rochester Rhinos from 2015-17. The midfielder started at least 20 games each season and led the club with 19 assists (including playoffs) during this span. He captained the Rhinos in 2017 and was named All-League Second Team in 2016. A member of the 2015 USL Cup-winning squad, he assisted the game-winning goal in extra time, which gave the Rhinos a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy II in the title game.
In addition to USL play, Forbes spent seven seasons with the Syracuse Silver Knights of the Major Arena Soccer League from 2011-18. He finished his indoor career as the club’s all-time leading scorer and was named the Silver Knights’ MVP for the 2016-17 season, when he led the team with 42 points.
Forbes began his professional career in 2006 with Naggo Head FC, then a part of the Jamaican National Premier League. He then moved back to his hometown to play for Waterhouse FC from 2007-11 (four seasons) and again in 2014. Forbes captained Waterhouse for a spell and appeared in three matches during the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage.
The Kingston, Jamaica native has three caps for the Jamaican National Team, debuting with the Reggae Boyz in 2010.