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RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Kickers announced a trio of player signings with the return of defender Scott Thomsen as well as the addition of NASL veteran midfielder Neil Hlavaty and rookie midfielder Koby Osei-Wusu on Monday.
Thomsen returns to Richmond after making nine appearances when he signed for the Kickers mid-season in 2016, contributing one goal and one assist on route to the 2016 USL Playoffs. Following the 2016 season, he joined Orlando City B where he made 15 appearances.
Richmond newcomer Neil Hlavaty brings a wealth of professional experience to Richmond, signing with the Kickers following a year with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Previously, he spent the 2015 season with North Carolina FC, amassing 2,420 minutes and tallying four goals and two assists. Hlavaty most recently played in the Premier Development League (PDL) with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny in 2017.
Following a successful preseason trial with the Kickers that produced three goals in five matches, Osei-Wusu signed his first professional contract this week. He recently concluded a standout career at George Washington University. Making 63 appearances with the Colonials over four seasons, the native of Bowie, Maryland amassed more than 3,000 minutes while contributing four goals and seven assists.