|Full name||Justin Evans|
|Date of birth||January 31, 1977|
|Place of birth||Peters Township, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1995–1997||Penn State Nittany Lions|
|1998||St. Bonaventure Bonnies|
|2000||San Jose Earthquakes||13||(0)|
|2000||→ Chicago Fire (loan)||2||(0)|
|2001||→ Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan)||1||(0)|
|2001–2004||Cleveland Force (indoor)||85||(41)|
|2004||→ Northern Virginia Royals (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004–2005||Kansas City Comets (indoor)||32||(12)|
|2005-2006||Chicago Storm (indoor)||2||(0)|
|2008–2009||Pittsburgh Riverhounds (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:22, 12 January 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Justin Evans (born January 31, 1977 in Peters Township, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional soccer player. From January 2010 to May 2014 he served as the head coach of Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL Pro.
Evans played college soccer at Pennsylvania State University and at St. Bonaventure University. At St. Bonaventure, Evans was the team's leading scorer with 17 points (six goals, five assists), and was also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team. Prior to St. Bonaventure, he spent his first three seasons of college soccer at Penn State, collecting one goal and eight assists.
After graduating from college, Evans signed for the newly formed Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 1999, becoming the team's #1 draft pick and first player. He also spent time that season in Poland playing in the first division for Petro Płock. In February 2000, the San Jose Earthquakes selected Evans in the second round of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. The Earthquakes released him mid-season and Evans returned to the Riverhounds. However, he was called up to the Chicago Fire for several games that season. In February 2001, the Fire then drafted Evans in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. He played five games for the Fire and one game on loan to the Riverhounds before trading him to the Dallas Burn on July 1, 2001 for future considerations. Evans signed for the Charleston Battery for the 2002 season, making 29 league appearances. After playing in Poland, Evans re-signed with the Battery for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, making a total of 59 league appearances. Evans re-signed with hometown club Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2008 season.
Evans has also played indoor soccer, playing with the Cleveland Force (2001–2004) and Kansas City Comets between 2004 and 2005. Evans retired from professional soccer at the end of the 2009 season.
- "The First Player Ever Signed To Play For The Riverhounds Comes Home". Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
- Fire's No. 1 Pick Is A Familiar Face
- July 1, 2001 Transactions
- "Justin Evans #7". Charleston Battery.
- 2004-2005 MISL stats
- "Woods loses deal to get free cars from GM". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
- "Evans named Riverhounds coach" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
- "Riverhounds Announce Reorganization to Ring in 2010" (Press release). Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
- "Justin Evans relieved of duties as head coach" (Press release). USL Pro. Retrieved May 19, 2014.