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Hounds ink midfielder Dani Rovira to new deal

By Staff, 01/12/23, 3:00PM EST


26-year-old set for fifth season with club, set career high with five assists in past campaign

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC midfielder Dani Rovira has re-signed with the club having made 82 appearances for the club over the past four seasons. | Photo courtesy Chris Cowger / Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC announced on Thursday the club had re-signed midfielder Dani Rovira to a new contract for the 2023 USL Championship season with a club option for 2024. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.

Rovira joined the professional ranks with the Hounds before the 2019 season after competing collegiately for the University of Vermont. From a small role in his first year, Rovira has grown to be one of the most versatile pieces to in Pittsburgh Head Coach Bob Lilley’s team, logging appearances primarily at either outside back position but also as a holding midfielder and an outside midfielder.

“Dani brings versatility, energy and a solid work ethic to our group. Every year with us, he has grown and become increasingly valuable in the big moments and in the locker room,” said Lilley.

Last season was Rovira’s best statistically as he recorded a career-high five assists and appeared in all-but-three USL Championship matches. That came on the heels of setting career marks for starts (20) and minutes played (1,788) during the 2021 season.

In four seasons with the Hounds, Rovira has appeared in 82 matches, starting 48 of them, and he has eight career assists. He is the second-most-tenured player currently on the Hounds, trailing only team captain Kenardo Forbes, who is entering his sixth season with the club.

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