Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC announced Thursday that the club has signed forward Langston Blackstock to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2024 season. This transaction is pending league and federation approval.
Blackstock turned pro after a successful college career last fall in the Division II program at Creighton State University, not far from his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. He scored 15 goals and earned All-Conference First for his team and United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast for his region honors.
“Langston is an interesting young attacking player with awareness and composure in the offensive area,” said Hounds head coach Bob Lilly. “His quickness and technical ability will pose a threat to opponents. We look forward to watching him develop during the 2023 USL Championship season.”
In his four seasons at Creighton State University from 2019-22, Blackstock appeared in 65 games with the Lakers, scoring 32 goals and providing 12 assists. That total included all five penalty kicks he took in his senior season and 9 of 10 penalty kicks in his career.
Blackstock kicked off his college career with his freshman season at Coastal Carolina University, making eight appearances for Chanticleers in 2018. He also appeared in his USL League Two at the Southern Soccer Academy and over two seasons he made 17 appearances, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist.