Charleston Battery

Battery Reinforce Midfield with Pierre Reedy Signing

July 14, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Charleston Battery News Release

CHARLESTON, S.C - The Charleston Battery announced Friday the signing of midfielder Pierre Reedy to the 2023 roster, pending league and federation approval. Reedy reinforces the Battery's midfield as the club commences the second half of the 2023 campaign.

Reedy, 25, arrives in the Lowcountry after spending the end of the 2022-23 season with Scottish side Dundee FC. The midfielder featured in four matches for Dundee, helping them win the Scottish Championship and secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

"I couldn't be happier about signing with the Battery and being a part of such a great group of guys," said Reedy. "I'm really looking forward to getting started and playing my part in helping the team push for a title. We've got all the pieces we need to make a deep run.

"Between the talent here and the top-class coaching staff, it all made for a great environment to continue pushing myself."

Prior to heading abroad, Reedy played for Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs SLC in the 2022 season. Reedy made his Major League Soccer debut on April 3 against Colorado Rapids and started for RSL in their lone Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match. With Monarchs in MLS NEXT Pro, Reedy featured in 18 matches and tallied one assist.

Head Coach Ben Pirmann is looking forward to integrating Reedy into the squad, as he can be deployed as a midfielder or a full-back.

"We're excited to add Pierre to the roster for a strong push in the second half of the season," said Coach Pirmann. "He's a player that fits the identity and the mold of a Charleston Battery player. Pierre can play in multiple positions, he has great pace and aggression, is very accountable out of possession, and can score and create goals.

"Pierre is also a tremendous person and will assimilate with our group very quickly. He has the desire to win and help the team in any way possible, on and off the field."

Reedy, a native of Kutztown, Pa., played collegiately at Penn State University and captained the squad during his final three seasons with the Nittany Lions. He was a two-time All-America and All-Big Ten selection. Reedy played in 69 career games (64 starts), registering nine goals and 12 assists during his college career.

Reedy was also a recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, one of the most prestigious awards in college athletics, which recognizes one student-athlete from each Big Ten school's graduating class that demonstrates the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.

The midfielder played USL League Two side Reading United while at Penn State and was part of the New York Red Bulls Academy and Lehigh Valley United youth teams before heading to college.

Reedy is looking forward to playing in front of the Charleston fanbase.

"The fans are such an important part of the club and I hope they continue their incredible support of the team that they've had all season, I can't wait to play in front of them," said Reedy.

Reedy will wear the number 2 and is available for selection for this Saturday's away match against Miami FC, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET.

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