San Diego Loyal SC has signed defender Camden Riley, who passed 50 appearances in the USL Championship for his career this past season while competing for Rio Grande Valley FC. | Photo courtesy Rio Grande Valley FC
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Loyal SC announced on Wednesday the club had signed defender Camden Riley, and re-signed goalkeeper Antony Siaha ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season. The transactions are pending league and federation approval.
“Camden is a very versatile player who is very good [in one-on-one situations],” said SD Loyal Associate Head Coach Nate Miller. “He is an extremely high energy player and hard worker. He is very proficient at regaining possession for the team. He can play in multiple positions and is a very intelligent player.”
Riley joins SD Loyal from fellow USL Championship club Rio Grande Valley FC, where he made 16 appearances during the 2021 season. The 25-year-old defender recorded 31 clearances and 20 interceptions in 871 minutes of action while also posting a 70 percent tackle success rate as the Toros advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2021 USL Championship Playoffs for the first time in their history.
A native of Dallas, Riley previously played in the Championship for a pair of seasons with Sporting Kansas City II after being selected in the second round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by Sporting Kansas City. Riley has made 53 appearances in the Championship’s regular season overall in his career, logging 3,896 minutes of action.
Siaha returns to SD Loyal after spending 2021 with the club as its backup goalkeeper. The 23-year-old joined the club last March, and saw action in SD Loyal’s exhibition against Club Tijuana Xolos. A native of Cameroon, Siaha came through the Real Salt Lake Academy and competed collegiately and Cal State University Bakersfield before joining the professional ranks.