LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Sporting Club is pleased to announce the signing of 21-year-old goalkeeper Austin Causey to the United Soccer League (USL) League One roster, pending federation and league approval.
Causey has spent most of his playing career on the east coast after being born and raised in South Easton, Massachusetts. He began turning heads as a keeper for Richmond United in Virginia, where he played with the U14 and U16 teams. During the 2015-16 season, he posted a 61.6 save percentage.
In 2016, Causey returned to Massachusetts to play for New England Revolution Academy, where he remained for four seasons.
In April of 2021, at just 19, Causey began his professional career on a contract with the Richmond Kickers. In his first season as a USL League One player, he started 23 games, including a playoff quarterfinal match.
“It’s an exciting opportunity that I’m honored to be a part of,” Causey said. “Having the chance to represent a new organization and set a precedent for the future is something that means a lot to me, and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
Causey is eager to elevate his gameplay in Lexington, stating, “I am going to do what’s needed to keep the ball out of the net and help the team earn clean sheets throughout the season. I hope to continue growing as a player and goalkeeper, as well, I feel that Lexington SC offers a great environment to do that.”
“Austin is a promising young keeper who already has multiple years of experience at the professional level,” said LSC Head Coach Sam Stockley. “He’s very good in one-v-one situations, is quick off his line and reads the game well. He’s proactive with both feet and can break lines with excellent distribution from both hands and feet.”
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