LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Sporting Club is excited to announce 29-year-old goalkeeper Amal Knight to the United Soccer League (USL) League One roster, pending league and federation approval.
Born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Knight joins Lexington SC’s inaugural season roster with a wealth of goalkeeping experience.
He most recently played for Harbour View Football Club in the top flight Jamaica National Premier League, making 19 appearances during 2022. He has limited USL experience, as well, competing for San Diego Loyal and FC Tucson (on loan) during 2020.
Knight earned a scholarship to the University of the West Indies and played for UWI Football Club from 2013-19. Making 94 appearances, he was part of the club’s first ever promotion to the National Premier League following the 2014-15 season.
On the international side, Knight made his debut for Jamaica in 2018, and has made an appearance in 11 FIFA matches since.
“To be one of the first singing means that the coaching staff think highly of me, so I’ll do my utmost to reward the organization and the fans,” Knight said. “Being a part of this organization, I hope to create special memories and to set a standard for the club in years to come.”
Knight continued: “The ultimate team goal is to make it into the playoffs, as we’re not here to just participate but to win a championship. I want to create an atmosphere in the locker room where we are a family and that we stick together as a unit throughout the entire season, which will help us to push each other daily in our sessions so we can get the right results on the pitch.”
“Amal has outstanding experience, especially at the international level with the Jamaican national team,” said Head Coach Sam Stockley. “He has the type of great character we look for in players and is a fantastic locker room presence. On the pitch, Amal has great distribution and is a wonderful shot stopper. He brings a calm and composed demeanor, and will also help set the standard with his work ethic.”
Fans can follow Amal Knight on Instagram.
All of Lexington’s signings thus far can be tracked here.
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.
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.