December 28, 2016
Riverhounds' Green returning for sixth season
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have re-signed midfielder Mike Green to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2018 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Green, 27, who has played for the Riverhounds since 2012, is the longest-tenured member of the team. Green, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, played in 29 games and had three assists, and was fourth on the team in minutes played (2,234) last season.
“I challenged Michael right after the season to pick up his entire game and take it to a new level – actually, essentially, trial him a month after I said that and challenged him to be the best player there and he was the best player there,” Pittsburgh coach Dave Brandt said. “I saw a completely different Michael Green from the one who was already a good player. I challenged Michael to be a great player and I think people are going to see some great things from him in 2017.”
Green, who has scored five goals and ranks fourth all-time in team history with 117 appearances, played mostly at right back last season.