HT: 6' 4" WT: 170
Age: 25 (9/27/1992)
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
2017: 26 GP, 23 GS, 1 G, 0 A in 2,091 min.
Hugh Roberts added veteran leadership to Bethlehem Steel FC in his first season with the club, scoring a goal while being a part of four shutouts. Roberts made 26 appearances in 2017, starting 22 matches for a total of 2,091 minutes. He led the team with 23 blocks and 111 clearances and was third in interceptions with 54. Roberts made his Steel FC debut as a substitute against FC Cincinnati (4/9). Roberts earned his first start at Harrisburg (4/15), as a midfielder. Returned to his usual position at center back against ORL (4/23). He notched his only goal of the season against Cincinnati (4/29), heading home the game-winning goal that won him USL Team of the Week honors. Roberts helped lead the squad to a shutout against Toronto FC II (5/13) and to the fourth shutout against New York Red Bulls II (6/16).
2014-16: 55 GP, 43 GS, 2 G in three seasons with Richmond Kickers
Hugh Roberts joins Steel FC after spending the past three seasons with USL squad Richmond Kickers where he made 55 appearances and 43 starts while logging a pair of goals…Was one of two players to play every minute of the 2016 season and earned All-League First team honors for his play… A tough defender, Roberts anchored a defensive line that allowed only 26 goals…Named a 2016 USL Defender of the Year finalist.
2013: Made 13 appearances with the Baltimore Bohemians of the USL Premier Development League, earning All-Eastern Conference First Team honors.
2010-2013: Prepped at George Mason University making 69 appearances and finishing his collegiate career with six goals and nine assists…During senior season was named to the A-10 All-Tournament Team and All-Region Second team while helping lead the Patriots to the 2013 A-10 Conference Championships.
Off the field interests:
Hobbies outside of soccer: basketball
Favorite places to travel: Europe and the Caribbean
Profession if not playing soccer: NBA or an entrepreneur
Most memorable soccer memory: Winning the A10 Championship in college.
Favorite soccer player: Paul Pogba
Growing up, I pretended to be: Thierry Henry
Three unique facts/stories
1)Was originally recruited to college for basketball.
2) Traveled around Europe with his father for a two-week adventure.
3) Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.