Two more former Rochester Rhinos players are now switching their jerseys.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced Tuesday afternoon the one-year signings of Dan Lynd, a goalkeeper, and Jordan Dover, a defender.
The deals are being processed through USSF and have a club option for 2019.
The two join former Rhinos Christiano François and Raymond Lee — and head coach Bob Lilley. So far, Lilley has re-signed five Riverhounds players from 2017 and added four former Rhinos.
Lynd is familiar with Pittsburgh, though.
A native of New York, Lynd formerly featured for the University of Pittsburgh in college for all four eligible seasons. Lynd also spent two seasons with the Riverhounds’ U-23 team in the USL’s Premier Development League.
Lynd has worked with current goalkeeper coach — and former Riverhounds goalkeeper — Hunter Gilstrap, who spoke on Lynd’s development.
“It’s very exciting for us to have Dan coming back to Pittsburgh,” Gilstrap said. “I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to coach him while he was here and we’ve kept in touch over the years. With him coming back, it now feels as if things are coming full circle.
“He is a good young goalkeeper with tons of upside and I’m looking forward to working with him this season to help him develop into the top-level pro keeper we think he is capable of becoming.”
Last season, Lynd made 10 appearances for the Rhinos, totaling 900 minutes. He recorded three clean sheet victories and nine clearances. Out of 246 passes, 104 were successful.
Lynd never conceded a foul, and never received a disciplinary card.
As for Dover, the 23-year-old Canadian featured in 25 games for the Rhinos in 2017, recording 1,943 minutes.
Dover featured at right back making 28 clearances and recording 46 interceptions. Dover had seven shots, with three on goal, but never found the back of the net.
He conceded 35 fouls, and received two yellow cards.
“Jordan was more than deserving of his Rookie of the Year award in Rochester. He shows up every day ready to compete,” Lilley said. “On the ball, he is very hard to beat in wide areas and explosive going forward, which leaves opposing wingers having to chase him more often than not.”
The Riverhounds now have nine players on their roster.
In addition to Lynd and Dover, the Riverhounds have François, Lee, Chevaughn Walsh, Tobi Adewole, Kay Banjo, Romeo Parkes and captain Kevin Kerr under contract.
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