Justin Evans

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Justin Evans
Personal information
Full name Justin Evans
Date of birth (1977-01-31) January 31, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Peters Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Penn State Nittany Lions
1998 St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 (5)
1999 Petro Płock 6 (1)
2000 San Jose Earthquakes 13 (0)
2000 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 14 (2)
2000 Chicago Fire (loan) 2 (0)
2001 Chicago Fire 6 (0)
2001 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 1 (0)
2001 Dallas Burn 9 (0)
2001–2004 Cleveland Force (indoor) 85 (41)
2002 Charleston Battery 29 (4)
2003 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 25 (2)
2004–2005 Charleston Battery 59 (1)
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 33 (5)
Total 345 (73)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (assistant)
2010–2014 Pittsburgh Riverhounds
* 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.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

After graduating from college, Evans signed for the newly formed Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 1999, becoming the team's #1 draft pick and first player.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Evans signed for the Charleston Battery for the 2002 season, making 29 league appearances.[4] After playing in Poland, Evans re-signed with the Battery for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, making a total of 59 league appearances.[4] Evans re-signed with hometown club Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2008 season.[1]

Indoor Soccer[edit]

Evans has also played indoor soccer, playing with the Cleveland Force (2001–2004) and Kansas City Comets between 2004 and 2005.[5] Evans retired from professional soccer at the end of the 2009 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Evans was hired as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on January 11, 2010 and served in that capacity until May 19, 2014.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The First Player Ever Signed To Play For The Riverhounds Comes Home". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. 
  2. ^ Fire's No. 1 Pick Is A Familiar Face
  3. ^ July 1, 2001 Transactions
  4. ^ a b "Justin Evans #7". Charleston Battery. 
  5. ^ 2004-2005 MISL stats
  6. ^ "Woods loses deal to get free cars from GM". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Evans named Riverhounds coach" (Press release). United Soccer Leagues. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Riverhounds Announce Reorganization to Ring in 2010" (Press release). Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Justin Evans relieved of duties as head coach" (Press release). USL Pro. Retrieved May 19, 2014.