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After a busy week, the local teams won’t return to action until the coming weekend.
Fort Pitt Regiment 
It was a tough weekend for the PA West sponsored local NPSL team, losing back-to-back games to AFC Cleveland — conceding all three goals in stoppage time, as their record has now dropped to 1-7 overall.
On Friday, June 23, the two teams remained scoreless until the stoppage time, when AFC Cleveland’s Mike Derezic broke the deadlock in the 93rd minute.
The return match at Highmark Stadium on Sunday didn’t go much better for the local team, losing 2-0   Cleveland netted their first goal during first half stoppage time and found the back of the net again in second half stoppage to take both ends of the home and home series this year.

Hulings DDynamo

Former Riverhounds goalkeeper Ryan Hulings will return to Highmark Stadium on Saturday as member of Dayton Dynamo to face Fort Pitt Regiment. (Photo courtesy Dayton Daily News) 

The good news for the Regiment, is they will be playing the remainder of their home schedule at Highmark Stadium, starting on Saturday against Dayton Dynamo featuring a former Riverhounds keeper, Ryan Hulings.
Steel City FC 
Pittsburgh’s women’s team in WPSL, Steel City FC, picked up their fourth win of the season on Sunday at Ellis School, defeating FC Indiana, 3-2.   In two games against FC Indiana, Steel City have won by a combined 8-6.

We’ve already reported that the Hounds, who are off until their annual 4th of July home match (against Charlotte, 7 p.m. kickoff) are dealing with a short-term shortage with goalkeepers — as Trey Mitchell is recovering from a separated shoulder, while Keasel Broome, who earned USL Team of the Week honors for his five-save effort in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Tampa Bay, will be on international call-up with Barbados.



Saturday, July 1

Fort Pitt Regiment vs Dayton Dynamo – 7 p.m. – Highmark Stadium

Tuesday, July 4

Riverhounds vs Charlotte Independence – 7 p.m. – Highmark Stadium

Wednesday, July 5

Steel City FC at Cleveland Ambassadors – 8 p.m.

Friday, July 7 

Fort Pitt Regiment at FC Syracuse – 7:30 p.m. – Onondaga Community College

Saturday, July 8 

Riverhounds at Orlando City B – 7:30 p.m. – Orlando City Stadium

Sunday, July 9 

Fort Pitt Regiment vs FC Buffalo – 2 p.m. – Highmark Stadium  

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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