The Pittsburgh Riverhounds Announce The Signing Of Midfielder Alfonso Motagalvan
If you are wondering why head coach Justin Evans would sign a player who isn’t exactly known for creating offensive chances, all you have to do is look at last seasons Goals Allowed column. Close to 40 balls hit the back of the Riverhounds net in 2012. The only club that allowed more goals was the Antigua Barracudas, they had a staggering 50 goals on their sheet.
Motagalvan’s club resume includes a season with NASL’s Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, two seasons with the Rochester Rhinoes, and three seasons with the Ventura County Fusion. He spent his college days playing for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, including during their 2006 run for the NCAA Division 1 title.
Alfonso Motagalvan has the potential to really step up The Riverhounds passing precision. He is very capable of collecting and quickly passing the ball. It also helps that he doesn’t shy away from the rough tackles that are uniquely associated with American soccer. On top of all of this, there is the added bonus that he will be on the same field as Rich Costanzo, a fellow ex-Rochester Rhinos player. Their already established familiarity could prove very beneficial to the Hounds.
Check out Alfonso Motagalvan’s highlight reel below.