RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, December 6, 2011) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that former FC Dallas forward and USL PRO All-League player Jason Yeisley recently signed a long-term contract, pending USSF approval.
“This is a significant signing for the Kickers,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer. “Securing the talents of one of the best forwards in USL PRO is a sign of our ambition to strengthen our squad and improve upon last season’s performance. Jason was our number one target in the off-season and we are delighted he has agreed to a long term contract.”
Drafted by FC Dallas in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Yeisley made six appearances with the Major League Soccer Club, making his professional debut on April 22 against the Seattle Sounders, before signing with the Kickers USL PRO rivals Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2011. Earning USL PRO All-League Second Team honors last season, the 6’1” native of Allentown, PA led the Riverhounds with five goals and two assists for 12 points logging over 1,600 minutes on the campaign.
Yeisley posted 63 career games at Penn State University, tallying 24 goals and 16 assists over four seasons. Finishing his senior season tied for second on the team in scoring with eight goals and five assists en route to an undefeated regular season home record, the two-time All Big Ten Conference First Team selection was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Jason Yeisley Forward 6’1” 170 lbs Hometown: Allentown, PA