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Hounds’ Greenspan and Forbes earn USL All-League honors

From Pittsburgh Riverhounds / USL reports

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC defender Joe Greenspan and midfielder Kenardo Forbes have been awarded USL All-League honors, named First Team and Second Team, respectively.

En route to his All-League First Team accolades, Greenspan helped anchor a defensive unit that set a team record 17 clean sheets this season. The United States Naval Academy product played during 12 of these shutouts, in addition to earning two Team of the Week distinctions.

Greenspan also led the squad with 162 clearances (a single-season team record) and finished third on the club with 57 interceptions. On the offensive end, he posted three goals and six points, which both led all Pittsburgh defenders.

On the other hand, Forbes notched All-League Second Team honors behind a season that he set career highs in goals (four), assists (eight) and points (16). Pacing the Hounds in assists, the midfielder also tied for the team lead with 33 appearances.

As the Kingston, Jamaica native tied for the most chances created (56) on the Hounds, he was twice named USL Team of the Week for the 2018 campaign. This is the second time in his career that Forbes has been tabbed USL All-League Second Team (2016).

Here’s our interview with Greenspan on Pittsburgh Sports Live last month.


For more information on 2018 USL All-League teams, visit

Previous All-League First Team honorees:
2015 – Rob Vincent
2013 – José Angulo
2013 – Matthew Dallman
2010 – Hunter Gilstrap
2010 – Shintaro Harada
2008 – Thabiso Khumalo
2004 – Said Ali
2004 – Nathan Salsi
2004 – Tiest Sondaal
2003 – Ricardo Villar
2003 – Thiago Martins
1999 – Tenywa Bonseu

Previous All-League Second Team honorees:
2017 – Corey Hertzog
2016 – Corey Hertzog
2015 – Kevin Kerr
2013 – Andrew Marshall
2012 – Matt Kassel
2011 – Jason Yeisley
2010 – Chad Severs
2010 – Jeremy Deighton
2009 – Justin Evans
2008 – Justin Evans
2006 – David Flavius
2006 – Richard Bragg
2005 – Nathan Salsi
2004 – Chris Robinson
2004 – David Flavius

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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