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Riverhounds Goal Keeper Signs with the Triumph

January 31, 2024 - United Soccer League One (USL1)
Greenville Triumph SC News Release

Christian Garner has had an impressive goal keeping career throughout his time playing. The Orleans, Mass. native, has played for several teams including:

2018-2021 Boston College

2022 Northwestern

2023 USL Championship Team Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Staying local to his home state, Garner played for Boston College for four seasons before completing his college career as a graduate transfer with Northwestern. During his time with the Eagles, the goalkeeper posted six shutouts and a .727 save percentage, throughout 28 games. As a junior, he played every minute in goal, logging 560 minutes in just one season. In his last two seasons, he was honored the title of team captain, as well as named to the All-ACC Academic Team as a senior.

Deciding to finish his last season of eligibility at Northwestern, Garner appeared, and started in 13 games, ending with a total of 64 saves and one shutout. His remarkable college career led him to sign a one-year deal with USL Championship Team the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as Garner's first professional contract. The goalkeeper recorded 270 minutes between the sticks for Pittsburgh, helping them to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.

"Christian has a good background with the Riverhounds and is going to provide good competition for the guys to push each other in training."

Greenville Triumph Head Coach, Rick Wright

The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club's addition of the 23-year-old marks the second goalkeeper on the 2024 squad, pending league and federation approval.

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