The Puerto Rico Islanders have signed defensive midfielder Osei Telesford and forward Greg Richardson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both Richardson and Telesford return to the club after previous experience with the Islanders.
Telesford, a defensive midfielder originally from Trinidad & Tobago, has had experience with Liberty University, playing in 65 matches totaling 8 goals. Also he has played for Joe Public Club in Trinidad & Tobago.
Also, Telesford has played for the Carolina Dynamo in the Premier Development League (PDL). In 2006 he was named Defensive player of the year and later was signed by the Houston Dynamo. Telesford joined the Islanders in 2008 the year when the club won their first United Soccer Leagues First Division (USL-1) Regular Season title and advanced to the CONCACAF Champions Le ague semifinals in 2008-09. Telesford has 16 caps with the Trinidad and Tobago National Team, and one goal.
Also signing is forward Greg Richardson, originally from Guyana. Richardson has experience in the MLS, signing with the Colorado Rapids in 2008. He debuted against Chivas USA, in that season. Before signing with the Islanders he played for the Carolina Railhawks. In international play, he has participated in 22 matches with Guyana, scoring a total of 9 goals.