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PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS

December 28, 2016
HE'S TENURED
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.

   
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