RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers announced on Wednesday the club had signed midfielder Josh Hughes for the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.
“Josh is a very hard working, intelligent midfielder who is very excited for the future of the Richmond Kickers,” said Kickers Head Coach David Bulow. "His enthusiasm for the city and club made it a no brainer to get him signed as soon as possible. I am excited for the Red Army and the rest of the fans to see what a quality player we have signed."
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Hughes signs with the Kickers after spending the 2018 season with Nashville SC. He made 11 appearances and tallied two goals for the Baltimore Blast of the Major Arena Soccer League over two seasons. Prior to his stint with Baltimore, Hughes played in 22 matches for then-USL Championship side Penn FC in 2016.
“I am unbelievably excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Bulow and the Kickers in what will be a very strong league,” said Hughes. “Richmond has a great framework in place to be a highly competitive and successful contender in the league. I can’t wait to get started.”
Hughes played four seasons with Berry College from 2010-2013, where he made 69 appearances. He scored 14 goals and added six assists for the Vikings.