Riverhounds acquire Macklin Robinson

Posted on Jul 1 2017 - 12:30pm by Rachael McKriger
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Defense isn’t the only position lacking depth for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

The Riverhounds have acquired  goalkeeper Macklin Robinson from North Carolina FC of the NASL. He will be on loan for the Riverhounds.

The club needs a goalkeeper, as Keasel Broome is on international duty and Trey Mitchell is recovering from injury.

The move was announced on Friday afternoon.

The 23-year-old joined North Carolina FC last season, when they were known as the Carolina Railhawks. He has not made a league appearance, but has appeared in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

“We’re obviously in need of goalkeeping help for the Charlotte game in light of Trey’s injury and Keasel being away on international duty,” head coach Dave Brandt said. “We played against Macklin in preseason [1-1 draw on Feb. 18] and are looking forward to having him on our side this time around. He’s an excellent young keeper and we’re grateful to North Carolina FC for making him available to us.”

Robinson will be in net against the Charlotte Independence on Tuesday, for the Riverhounds annual Fourth of July match. The match will begin at 7 p.m.

Photo of Macklin Robinson courtesy of North Carolina FC.

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