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By Admin, 12/15/17, 1:45PM EST


Bolster Backline with Veteran Defender

The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that defender Austin Yearwood has signed for the 2018 season, pending USL and USSF approval.

Yearwood signs with the Kickers after a two-year stint with the Charlotte Independence.  A native of Charlotte, NC, he made 22 appearances in 2017, amassing 1,749 minutes and contributing to six shutouts on route to a fifth-place finish in the USL Eastern Conference standings.

A graduate of High Point University, Yearwood was a three-time All-Big South selection, earning First Team honors in 2015, as well as Second Team honors in 2013 and 2014. He made 77 collegiate appearances and contributed one goal and 17 assists from his outside back position. Anchoring the defensive unit in 2015 that posted eight shutouts, he helped set a High Point Division I single-season record for goals against average.

Yearwood joins 13 players currently under contract including Matt Bolduc, Heviel Cordovés, Marcel DeBellis, Raul Gonzalez, Yudai Imura, Alex Lee, Luiz Fernando, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Mallan Roberts, Conor Shanosky, Braeden Troyer, Oscar Umar, and Finnlay Wyatt.

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