USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Thursday, February 11, 2016
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have announced the signing of midfielder James Bissue and left-sided player Ryan Dodson ahead of the 2016 USL season. Both signings are pending receipt of International Transfer Certificates.
A 24-year-old native of Ghana, Bissue began his professional career with Eleven Wise in Ghana in 2008. He made the move to Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. in the Israeli Premier League in 2009, before returning to Ghana with Hearts of Oak in 2012. Bissue came close to signing for the Montreal Impact in 2014, with paperwork causing the deal to be broken off, and now joins the Riverhounds looking to establish himself in North America.
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Dodson arrives in Pittsburgh after having played in Sweden for IFK Stockyard and Rörvicks IF. A former player for both the University of North Carolina and the University of Denver, Dodson was part of the Tar Heels side that reached the 2011 NCAA College Cup, and went on to make 57 appearances for the Pioneers.The Riverhounds will kick off the 2016 USL regular season on Saturday, April 2 when they host the Rochester Rhinos at Highmark Stadium.