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.
“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 young, promising 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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Lexington begins the USL League One season March 18 at One Knox SC, and will welcome Forward Madison FC for the home opener April 8. The full schedule can be found here.
About Lexington Sporting Club
Lexington Sporting Club is a U.S. Soccer professional soccer club competing in USL League One (U.S. Soccer Third Division Men’s Professional Soccer League). Launching its inaugural professional season in 2023, the professional team is the pinnacle of the soccer eco-system in Lexington and features more than 1,400 players within its youth and academy systems, a pre-professional women’s team beginning in 2023 in the USL W League and is in the process of building the club’s formal stadium, performance center and training fields.