Lebo Moloto

Lebo Moloto
Lebo Moloto
Lebo Moloto
Midfielder
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Real Name: Lebo Moloto
HT: 5' 11" WT: 165
Pronunciation: muh-LOE-toe
Age: 28 (05/21/1990)
Birthplace: Polokwane, South Africa
Hometown: Polokwane, South Africa

2016: Played in 27 games for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, recording one goal and one assist. Scored the opening goal in Pittsburgh’s first win of the season – a 2-1 win over Toronto FC II on May 22. Added his only assist of the season in a 4-1 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads on Aug. 25.

2015: Made 27 total appearances for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, adding seven goals and seven assists. Moloto played in 24 regular-season games, notching six goals and all seven of his assists, while he had one further strike in the U.S. Open Cup. Made his debut for Pittsburgh on March 29 in a 5-2 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders and recorded the game-winning assist. Scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win over the Richmond Kickers on May 17 and added three assists the following game against Harrisburg, including two in stoppage time as the Riverhounds came back from 5-3 down to win 6-5 on May 30. Scored in a 2-1 defeat to the Charlotte Independence on June 13. Added his fifth assist of the season against the Wilmington Hammerheads on Aug. 2 before scoring once and recording two assists in a 3-1 win over Toronto FC II on Aug. 8. Scored again the following week against Charlotte on Aug. 15. Notched his final two goals of the season in the final week of the regular season against the Rochester Rhinos on Sept. 17 and Harrisburg on Sept. 19, resulting in USL Player of the Week honors. Made two appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, adding one goal against the West Virginia Chaos in the Second Round on May 21.

Before USL: Moloto spent a season playing for United FC of the National First Division in his native South Africa in 2014.

College: Moloto attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., notching 42 goals and 20 assists. He was named NAIA National Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a freshman when the Blue Raiders won the National Championship in 2009. He was a NAIA All-American selection every year at Lindsey Wilson and scored the game-winner in overtime against Hastings College as the Blue Raiders won another National Championship in 2011 – culminating in NAIA National Championship MVP honors. He also spent significant time in the USL Premier Development League with the Des Moines Menace in Iowa, tallying 11 goals and six assists in 34 appearances. He also represented South Africa at the Under-17 level in 2007 and 2008.

International: Moloto represented South Africa at the Under-17 level in 2007 and 2008.


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