The inaugural roster for the Pittsburgh Hotspurs (NPSL) has a vital addition: goalkeeper Keasel Broome, a keeper for the Barbados National team.
“When the team was announced, I knew it was a great opportunity for me to continue playing at a competitive level while staying close to home,” said Broome.
Originally from Delaware, Broome has called the Pittsburgh-area home since November.
“Adding Keasel to the squad was a no brainer,” said Coach Tom Campbell. ”His shot-stopping ability is excellent and he possesses a great range with his distribution. When you add this to his impressive resumé, wealth of experience and character, it’s a huge signing for us.”
During his collegiate career at Providence College where he helped lead the team to its first Big East title in school history, Broome competed with the Ocean City Nor’easters, Reading United, and the Real Boston Rams of the USL’s Premier Development League.
In 2015, the San Jose Earthquakes selected Broome in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft but were not able to reach a signing agreement. In the same year, Broome made his international debut recording two shutouts for Barbados in two World Cup qualifiers.
After a year with the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL), in 2017 Broome made his way to Pittsburgh signing with the Riverhounds (USL), appearing in 6 games in the ‘17/18 season.
“We just had a national qualifier match against Nicaragua [in March], and have our next match in September,” said Broome. ”So continuing to get touches on the ball in a fresh environment, being able to direct traffic and be involved in orchestrating the play…playing with the Hotspurs is a perfect fit.”
The Pittsburgh Hotspurs first game is May 25th in Erie against the Commodores. To purchase tickets click here.
For more info on trying out for the squad, click here.