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Released from contract with Riverhounds SC, Alex DeJohn signs with Atlanta United

When the Riverhounds SC announced the signing of veteran defender Alex DeJohn in early February, it appeared they secured a pretty solid player with extensive international and Major League Soccer (MLS) experience.

Fast forward more than a month, to Friday late afternoon, and imagine surprise from the Hounds’ most faithful fans when they saw this signing announcement from Atlanta United of MLS.

The Hounds released the following statement on Twitter as it appears that this was an outright release.

With this announcement, the Hounds roster heading into preseason is now (according to our count) has 16 players after the announcement today of the signing of goalkeeper Jake Leeker along with DeJohn’s release.

Riverhounds SC sign goalkeeper Jake Leeker

The Hounds are expected to begin its preseason in late March.

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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