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Riverhounds Re-sign Parkes, Give Jamaican Forward 2nd Chance

Boy, the past few years, it seems like we can count on things getting very, very interesting at Highmark Stadium and around the Pittsburgh Riverhounds when May arrives.
No exception this year with today’s breaking news.
Almost a year to the day his contract was terminated, the Riverhounds announced that they’ve re-signed Jamaican forward Romeo Parkes, who was banned from USL and subsequently FIFA, for an egregious kick from behind of New York Red Bulls II’s Karl Ouimette, after being sent off in a match on May 7, 2016.


Here was Parkes’ tweet earlier today:

Shallenberger confirmed to that he and Brandt met face to face with Parkes and felt convinced his behavior wouldn’t be an issue.
I will have more on this in the coming days with DK Pittsburgh Sports/Pgh Soccer Report.
The Riverhounds (3-3-2, 11 points) are currently in 4th place in the USL’s Eastern Conference and are on a 10-day break between games after Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Toronto FC II.

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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