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Parkes, Leading Riverhounds With 4 Goals, Earns USL Honors


Romeo Parkes scored twice last week in road games to help the Hounds earn a pair of draws.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ Romeo Parkes is finally getting some notice.

The Jamaican forward/midfielder was named to the USL’s Team of the Week after adding two more goals to his team leading total of four, after two road games in four days last week.
In the early part of the season, which the Riverhounds are still looking for their first win, Parkes has been the team’s most dangerous scoring threat.  Much of his damage has come from his ability to use his size (6’3″), strength and speed, and skill to beat defenders near the box.
Parkes extended his goal scoring streak to four goals during the team’s road trip last week against Louisville City FC on Wednesday, and then at Charleston Battery on Saturday evening.
The Saint Mary, Jamaica native did not start his first match of the season against the Rochester Rhinos, but since, has scored in each game he’s started. Parkes is currently tied for third overall in the USL in goals, and has accounted for all but two of the Hounds tallies on the season.
Previously a member of A.D. Isidro Metapán in El Salvador, he led his team to a League title, scoring 10 goals.
Parkes and the Riverhounds (0-2-3) will look to secure their first win of the season this Saturday night, as they host a playoff rematch with the New York Red Bulls II (3-1-2) at 7 p.m at Highmark Stadium.
We’ll have a full game preview — later in the week.

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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