The Pittsburgh Riverhounds just added a new player to their roster. But this time, instead of going older, the team went younger with its signing.
The Riverhounds signed Chevaughn Walsh, the Premier Development League (PDL) MVP, to a contract that will last until the end of the 2018 season. His contract is still pending due to a visa approval (Walsh is from Jamaica), but once it’s approved, Walsh will suit up in a Riverhounds uniform and take the pitch.
“We think Chevaughn can be a really good forward,” said head coach Dave Brandt. “He’s still young, but he can be good right away, and he’s only going to get better. If it’s possible to call the PDL MVP an uncovered diamond, or a diamond in the rough, I just think, until recently, nobody knew about him, and he really exploded onto the PDL scene with a big year. And we’re thrilled to have him here — it’s just a really good, and big, signing for the club.”
Walsh most recently played with the PDL team the Ocean City Nor’easters. His efforts this season, which include scoring a club record number of goals (14), earned him the MVP title for the PDL. In addition, he also won the PDL’s Golden Boot award.
In 14 games, Walsh scored 14 goals and recorded two hat-trick games. For his success with the Nor’easters, Walsh was selected to the All-PDL and All-Eastern Conference teams.
The Riverhounds noted Walsh could be available in September, pending his visa approval. The Riverhounds’ next match will be against the Rochester Rhinos on August 20.
Image credit: Ocean City Nor’easters