Bob Lilley is having a Rochester Rhino reunion in Pittsburgh with the signing of Kenardo Forbes.
The head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds has signed Kenardo, a fifth former Rochester Rhino player, the club announced Thursday afternoon.
The contract is for one season, with a club option for 2019.
Lilley served as head coach of the Rhinos, who will not compete this season in the United Soccer League, from 2014-17.
Forbes is the fifth Rhino that he signed so far this offseason. The 29-year-old midfielder will join former teammates Ryamond Lee, Dan Lynd, Jordan Dover and Christiano François in Pittsburgh.
“Kenardo was the most influential player in Rochester over the past two seasons,” Lilley said. “His ability to dictate the tempo of the game and his leadership qualities were critical to our success. He is a player that is consistently good and always seems to show up in the biggest moments.”
A Jamaican international, Forbes joined the Rhinos in 2014.
Last year, he made 30 appearances, starting 29 games. He was only substituted off three times, totaling 2,619 minutes.
All three of his goals scored in 2017 were inside the penalty box.
He took 50 shots, with 16 hitting the frame. In addition, he also totaled six assists.
He started his professional career back in 2006 with Jamaican club Naggo Head F.C.
In total for the Rhinos during his career, Forbes made 85 appearances. He was named the captain during the 2017 season.
Internationally, Forbes has three appearances with the Jamaican Men’s National Team.
The Riverhounds roster has ten players, ranging from former Rhinos to re-signed players. In addition to the four Rhinos, Forbes also joins Tobi Adewole, Kay Banjo, Chevaughn Walsh, Romeo Parkes and captain Kevin Kerr.
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