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VIDEO: Hounds Loss Marred By Romeo Parkes Red Card and Meltdown

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds lost to the New York Red Bulls II 3-1 on Saturday at Highmark Stadium in a game that was marred by an incident late in the second half as the team’s leading scorer Romeo Parkes was sent off with a red card after a scuffle between the teams.
Then, Parkes kicked a Red Bulls II’s Karl Ouimette from behind.
Parkes has to be restrained as he was sent off the field, while Ouimette lay on the ground until he was carted off on a stretcher.

Riverhounds Head Coach Mark Steffens after the game could not hold back his disappointment.
“It’s an embarrassing situation,” said Steffens.
“I would anticipate that there will be suspension coming from USL and we’ll be taking action as well.”
“This was way out of left field for him. He’s been a quality player for us and I didn’t see this coming.,
Even former Riverhounds leading scorer in 2015, and current DC United player, Rob Vincent chimed in with his thoughts on Parkes’ meltdown.

We’ll have more coverage on Saturday’s outcome which saw the Hounds (0-3-3, 3 pts) drop their third home game of the season, with PGHvNYRBII takeaways onSunday morning.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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