Hounds add Macklin Robinson, via loan

Hounds add Macklin Robinson, via loan

June 29, 2017 | By Rachael McKriger

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have a temporary solution for the lack of depth at the goalkeeper position.

The Riverhounds acquired Macklin Robinson from North Carolina FC on Friday. The club announced that he will be on loan and will be available for Tuesday’s match.

Macklin will be in net due to Keasel Broome being on international duty, and Trey Mitchell recovering from a shoulder injury.

“We’re obviously in need of goalkeeping help for the Charlotte game in light of Trey’s injury and Keasel being away on international duty,” head coach Dave Brandt said. “We played against Macklin in preseason [1-1 draw on Feb. 18] and are looking forward to having him on our side this time around. He’s an excellent young keeper and we’re grateful to North Carolina FC for making him available to us.”

Robinson has been with North Carolina FC, formerly known as the Carolina Railhawks, since 2016. He has yet to make an NWSL league appearance.

The Riverhounds and the Independence will feature in the annual Fourth of July match at Highmark Stadium at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

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