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Former Pitt striker Edward Kizza recalled to Revs; reportedly headed to Riverhounds

Edward Kizza after scoring in NCAA Tournament match for Pitt vs Lehigh in November 2019. Photo courtesy Ed Thompson

New England Revolution have recalled former Pitt standout Edward Kizza from Memphis, where he was with the USL Championship club since the start of the season in March.

Where things get interesting is that Kizza may end up back in Pittsburgh very soon, as he could be loaned back out to the Riverhounds SC.

According to reports from the The Bent Musket’s Seth Macomber and Josh Nye, Kizza, who saw sparing amount of playing time in New England last season and early this year in Memphis, will be loaned back out to the Riverhounds SC this week.

A source told Macomber late last week that Kizza will soon join the Riverhounds.

After three outstanding seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped turn Pitt into a perennial College Cup contender, Kizza opted out of playing his senior year.

Former Pitt scoring whiz Edward Kizza selected by New England Revolution in MLS Draft

Revolution selected Kizza with the 24th pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

Kizza appeared in 11 matches with the first team, where he notched one assist over 259 minutes of action. Kizza appeared in 12 games for Revolution II, where he notched five goals over 1,006 minutes.

This season during his loan to Memphis, who are currently ahead of the Riverhounds SC in the Eastern Conference standings, Kizza appeared in eight matches with 901 FC, without a goal in 111 minutes of action.

Riverhounds SC Head Coach Bob Lilley has told Pittsburgh Soccer Now Kizza was nearly loaned to the Hounds last season, but that never materialized. During the 2018 and 2019 college off season, Kizza trained intermittenly with the Riverhounds.

If Kizza would come to Pittsburgh, he would joinand provide depth to an already talented attacking unit that includes the USL Championship’s All-Time leading goal scorer, Dane Kelly, Cameroonian Albert Dikwa, veteran Alex Dixon and Russell Cicerone, who leads the team in goals with eight, and the league’s all-time leading assist king, Kenardo Forbes.

When Pittsburgh Soccer Now reached out to Riverhounds SC officials about this late last week, the club didn’t have any comment.

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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