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Goalkeeper Neal Kitson has joined Northampton
   January 28, 2012 (10:51 AM) by Howie Michaels     Email This Post Email This Post

We don’t see too many Americans heading to England from the lower levels of professional American soccer, but goalkeeper Neal Kitson has opted to buck that trend. Kitson, a New York City native born to English parents, has departed the Rochester Rhinos of USL-Pro to join Northampton of the Football League Two. Kitson had resigned with the Rhinos in November, but he exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to leave before February 1 if he had an offer from a Major League Soccer or English professional club.

Kitson spent four years at St. John’s, helping the Red Storm reach the semifinals of the 2008 College Cup on the strength of his 0.48 goals against average as a senior. He was drafted by Sporting Kansas City (then the Kansas City Wizards) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft but was dropped after being diagnosed with an undisclosed sports hernia and fractured pelvis.

He actually earned a bit of viral fame last June after scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw with Antigua Barracuda FC at the Sticky Wicket Stadium (a fantastic stadium name to say the least). That goal (pay special attention to the enthusiastic commentary) means he will join Tim Howard and Brad Friedel as American goalkeepers in England with a goal to their credit in the past.


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One Response to “Goalkeeper Neal Kitson has joined Northampton”

  1. Steve Trittschuh says:

    I’ve actually seen him play in Rochester and he’s a very impressive, young goalkeeper. When he initially signed with Rochester, he unseated an acclaimed veteran and led an under-achieving group to a very good record in his first year. Expect big things from him in England.

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