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January 9, 2017
Pittsburgh adds defender Tobi Adewole

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have signed defender Tobi Adewole to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2018 season, the team announced Monday.

Adewole, 21, played at George Washington, making 64 appearances (61 starts), recording five goals and five assists in four seasons.

Tobi is a player I knew from the college game at George Washington, Riverhounds coach Dave Brandt said. Hes a big, rangy center back with long legs and a great tackler with good speed that reads the game well. I believe hes one of the better center backs in the country at the college level, period. And I think hes been overlooked by a lot of people.

Adewole, a native of Ashton, Md., was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team in 2013, en route to George Washington Athletics Male Rookie of the Year honors. Adewole started in all but one of his appearances for the Colonials in the ensuing three seasons, finishing in the top two in minutes played each year. Adewole won back-to-back All-Conference honors in 2015 and 2016 and NSCAA All-Midwest Region recognition in 2015.

As a senior, Adewole helped the Colonials to a program-record nine clean sheets and league-bests in goals-against average (.062) and goals allowed (12).

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