Pittsburgh – The Pittsburgh Riverhound SC announced Friday that the club has officially signed forward Edward Kidza ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The signature is pending league and federation approval.
Kiza joined the Hounds on loan from Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution last July. The former MLS SuperDraft first-round pick scored three goals in 12 appearances for the Hounds, two of which came in the side’s win over Birmingham Region FC, which the Hounds advanced to on penalties. It was in the dramatic Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
“Kizza brings goalscoring, ideas and mobility to the table. We’re excited,” said Riverhounds head coach Bob Lilly.
Originally from Uganda, Kizza first arrived in Pittsburgh to play college at the University of Pittsburgh. In his three seasons with the Panthers in 2017-19, Kizza scored his 31 goals and led Pitt to his first NCAA Tournament appearance in 54 years.
After being drafted by the Revolution in 2020, he made 11 appearances for the MLS club, while also on loan at USL League One’s New England Revolution II and fellow USL Championship club Memphis 901 FC. Kizza became a free agent when his loan term with the Hounds ended at the end of the 2022 season.