By NICHOLAS MURRAY – email@example.com
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to terms with Major League Soccer's D.C. United for the transfer of 2015 USL All-League midfielder Rob Vincent.
“We're thrilled that Rob has earned the chance to progress to the highest level of soccer in this country,” said Riverhounds Head Coach Mark Steffens. “And it has been earned. Rob's dedication toward improving every facet of his game is phenomenal.
“He has been a fantastic servant to the Riverhounds as a player and as a coach in our Academy. He is a superb role model for every aspiring young player in the Western Pennsylvania area to follow.”
A native of Liverpool, England, Vincent joined the Riverhounds in 2013 after competing for the West Virginia Chaos and Carolina Dynamo in the PDL alongside the University of Charleston (W.Va.). He had a breakout year for the club this past season with 18 goals and six assists to help the Riverhounds reach the 2015 USL Playoffs.
His performance led to being called in by United following the Riverhounds’ season, and he rejoined the club for preseason this spring. The 25-year-old will now embark on his first season in the top flight of North American soccer.
“Rob first impressed us during our U.S. Open Cup match against the Riverhounds last summer,” said Dave Kasper, United General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations. “He is a smart player who has the ability to create and score from wide midfield positions, and his tireless work rate and professionalism excite us.”