Riverhounds Sign Proven Goal Scorer from N.Y. Red Bulls for Inaugural Season at Highmark Stadium
Arteaga signs a two-year contract, continues flow of MLS experience to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh-The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Jhonny Arteaga for their inaugural season at Highmark Stadium, pending USSF approval. Arteaga, the 2011 Goal and Scoring Champion of USL PRO, will enhance the Riverhound’s attack with his size, speed, strength, and finishing ability in the final third.
“I’m really happy with this signing,” stated Head Coach Justin Evans. “I believe a player with Jhonny’s ability in the attacking third will prove to be a massive piece of our 2013 campaign. I’m very pleased that we were able to agree on this multi-year deal and I’m eager to see how he jells with the other players that we have put together this off-season.”
Jhonny Arteaga returns to the USL PRO after spending the 2012 season with the N.Y. Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. During his brief stint with the Red Bulls, Arteaga gained valuable experience playing, training, and learning from four world-renown strikers in Australian National player Tim Cahill, French National player Thierry Henry, and United States National players Juan Agudelo and Kenny Cooper.
Arteaga added by saying, "I am really excited to join the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. It is a great opportunity to be a part of this new project the Club has put together and I look forward to a successful season. With all the previous experiences in my career including those in the USL PRO and in the MLS, with the NY Red Bulls, I am looking forward to contributing to the organization as we work towards bringing a championship to Pittsburgh."
Arteaga will arrive in Pittsburgh soon; set to join a powerful lineup of players carefully assembled by Evans over the past six months, including several with quality MLS minutes under their belts. The team, which opens its 2013 USL PRO season at Richmond on April 6th, will call upon these key off-season signings as they open a new chapter in Pittsburgh soccer history. With Highmark Stadium set to roll out the red carpet for the Riverhounds on April 13th in downtown Pittsburgh, the stage is set for Evans and his team to build a professional soccer brand in the Steel City.