Riverhounds are signing a player a day now — after yesterday’s announcement that the team will be bringing back the team’s leading scorer from 2016, Corey Hertzog, the organization announced the signing on Thursday of another experienced pro and Kittian international, Devaughn Elliott.
A native of St. Kitts and Nevis, a small, two-island country in the West Indies, Elliott will be playing in the United States for the first time in his pro career.
Elliott joins the Hounds with an extensive set of experience at both the professional and international level. He previously played for Murciélagos Fútbol Club in the Ascenso MX, the second tier of professional soccer in Mexico.
“Devaughn, his best trait is that he is fast. He’s got great speed and he’s a very aggressive attacker, so those are both big plusses for this club,” said head coach Dave Brandt.
“I think him having played in the Mexican second division this past year – that is a quality league where the tempo is also high. It’s a fast, skillful league. Coming out of a league like that, maybe instead of another one where the pace is a bit slower, that’s going to make his transition to the USL that much easier.”
Here’s some video footage of Elliott in action…
Elliott, 25, started his career in professional soccer in 2009, competing for first Positive Vibes then Village Superstars F.C. in the Saint Kitts Premier Division. He made the jump to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013, starring at W Connection F.C. of the TT Pro League for two seasons. At W Connection, Elliott tallied 25 goals in 64 appearances, most notably helping the club to a league championship in 2013-14.
His strong play for the Trinidad and Tobago side translated to a one-year contract with C.D. Pasaquina of the Salvadoran Primera División. Elliott notched eight goals in 23 games in his lone season for Pasaquina, eventually transferring to Murciélagos earlier this year.