ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis FC announced the signing of forward Corey Hertzog for the 2018 season, pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Hertzog was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and played at Penn State University from 2008-2010 where he led the nation in goals, points, and points per game during the 2010 season. He also played for Reading United in the PDL during the 2010 season where he made 12 appearances and scored four goals. Hertzog would enter the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and be drafted 13th overall by the New York Red Bulls, making five appearances for the club before being loaned to the Wilmington Hammerheads at the start of the 2012 USL season. He made 20 appearances and scored 11 goals while at Wilmington to help them to the USL Cup Final. Hertzog then signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2013 where he made seven appearances and scored one goal before being loaned to FC Edmonton in the NASL where he finished the season with 13 appearances and two goals. He would return to the USL at Orlando City for the 2014 season, making 22 appearances and scoring four goals. Hertzog signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2014-2015 NASL seasons and made 32 appearances and scored four goals with the club only losing one game during the 2015 NASL Spring season. He would then sign with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the start of the 2016 USL season, making a total of 62 appearances and scoring 27 goals over the 2016-2017 campaigns.
“Once I heard Coach [Anthony Pulis] was getting the job at Saint Louis FC, it was a no brainer to join the club,” said Hertzog. “I played against him and with him as a player—and played against him as a coach—so I’m more than excited to join his team and score some goals for the great fans in St. Louis.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to sign Corey as he is proven to be one of the most dangerous forwards in the league,” said Pulis. “He is very good technically, but more importantly, he is a good kid off the field that will fit well in the culture we are building here.”