Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Riverhound SC and midfielder Kenald Forbes have agreed to a new deal that will keep the Hounds’ record assists and longest-serving active player on the field in Pittsburgh for a sixth season in 2023. did. A new contract is pending for him at USL. Approved by the United States Soccer Federation.
Forbes has 55 assists in the regular season, the most in USL Championship assists history, and will reach a career-high 10 assists in 2022, with one in the postseason. is recording. Since joining the Hounds in 2018 before his season, the 34-year-old has made a record 44 assists in all competitions, making his 155 appearances the fourth-highest in team history.
“Kenny continues to be a key asset to this organization on and off the field,” said Hounds head coach Bob Lilly. His unrivaled character and his positive impact on everyone around him make him a very important part of the club moving forward.”
His steady and creative play in midfield led to Forbes national recognition, a six-time USL Championship All-League selection, including all five seasons with the Riverhounds. He was also one of his three MVP finalists in 2019, and last season the Hounds’ captain was named All-League Second to his team in the Championship.
In addition to his playmaking, Forbes has scored 17 goals in five seasons with the Hounds and was one of only two players to appear in all 34 regular-season games for the club in this past campaign.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Forbes is a former Jamaican international who first came to the United States in 2011 to play for the Indoor Syracuse Silver Knights. In 2015, he joined his USL Championship playing with Lily’s Rochester his Rhinos, winning the league title in his first season together.