RICHMOND, Va. – (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Lee Johnston for the 2020 USL League One season, pending ITC, USL League One and USSF approval.
“Lee impressed us during his training with our staff and his tryout weekend was very good,” said Darren Sawatzky, Kickers Sporting Director and Head Coach. “Having two good goalkeepers signed breeds competition in a spot we already feel very comfortable in.”
A native of Newberry, Florida, Johnston started his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh, making 28 appearances for the Panthers where he made 133 saves over two seasons. Transferring to West Virginia University for his Junior and Senior seasons, Johnston recorded ten shutouts over 29 matches with the Mountaineers. The goalkeeper has spent the last three seasons in the USL Championships with San Antonio FC, joining them in their inaugural season.
“I’m delighted to join the Kickers,” commented Johnston. “It’s a great opportunity at a historic club and I look forward to getting started.”
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2020 Richmond Kickers Roster
Goalkeepers (2): Akira Fitzgerald, Lee Johnston
Defenders (7): Wahab Ackwei, Ian Antley, Devante Dubose, Ivan Magalhães, Conor Shanosky, Scott Thomsen, Kyle Venter
Midfielders (9): Amass Amankona, Greg Boehme, Matt Bolduc, Gianluca Cuomo, David Diosa, Victor Falck, Ryley Kraft, Mutaya Mwape, Luke Pavone
Forwards (2): Stanley Alves, Charles Boateng