The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are in a conundrum for the rest of the 2017 season.
Earlier this month, the Riverhounds announced that goalkeeper Keasel Broome would be ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a wrist injury and surgery.
To make matters worse, the Riverhounds announced that Trey Mitchell would also be out for the rest of the year. Mitchell will be receiving surgery on his shoulder. He hurt it originally in pregame warm ups on June 22 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
However, he re-injured his shoulder on Saturday against St. Louis FC, in the Riverhounds 1-2 victory.
“We’re really sorry both for the team and for Trey personally,” head coach Dave Brandt said. “He’s had an excellent year in goal for us, and while we’re sorry his season needs to end early, we realize at this point that he needs to get the problem in his shoulder fixed and begin to prepare for next season right away.”
The Riverhounds signed goalkeeper Matt Perrella when it was announce that Broome would no longer be available. However, the Riverhounds do not have a player under contract to back up Perrella.
They previously had Macklin Robinson on a game-by-game loan from North Carolina FC. Also, Hunter Gilstrap, who retired last season, filled as Robinson’s back up.
According to the club in a press release, they are “exploring options to back up Perrella heading into this Saturday’s match against Bethlehem Steel FC.”
Also, the Riverhounds announced that Shane Campbell would be out for an undisclosed period of time. Campbell also underwent surgery on a “lower body injury,” according to the club.
The defender made one appearance in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match.
The Riverhounds will take on the Bethlehem Steel FC on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.
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