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Hounds add defender Trevor Zwetsloot

Riverhounds SC has signed defender Trevor Zwetsloot to a one-year deal with a team option for 2024, the club announced this afternoon. The contract is pending USL and U.S. Soccer approval.

Zwetsloot, 23, is a 6-foot-2 defender/defensive midfielder who joins the Hounds after playing last season with New England Revolution II in MLS NEXT Pro, where he made 21 appearances for the MLS club’s reserve side.

“Trevor is a competitive kid that shows up every day with his hard hat and is ready to learn. He is a solid passer in the midfield and more than capable in the tackle, and we believe he will be a good addition to our team for the 2023 USL Championship season,” Riverhounds head coach Bob Lilley said.

Prior to his time in New England, Zwetsloot spent 2021 with the Melbourne Knights in the Australian second division, making 16 appearances there. He also spent time in the academy of German club Werder Bremen from 2018-19, making one appearance with the club’s reserve side and featuring more regularly with their U-19 team.

Zwetsloot played his youth soccer in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, and he has made seven youth international appearances for New Zealand at the U-19 and U-20 age levels.

The Hounds’ newest signing will be eligible for selection beginning this weekend, when the team travels to face Memphis 901 FC in their second match of the season, Saturday, March 18, at 5 p.m. at AutoZone Park.

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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