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ANALYSIS: Battling Hounds remain in hunt, but something's off

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have recently hit the mid-season point in their season.
The Hounds (5-7-5, 20 points after 17 games) are showing some shades of improvement, but still, there’s much work to be done, as they remain below the playoff line — sitting in 11th place of 15 teams in the USL’s Eastern Conference.
There is hope though, as the Hounds are only a two points away from the playoff line and with a win streak, can easily jump right into the top half of the conference table.
This weekend, I took some time to prepare a detailed, position-by-position look at the team and its coach, as they’ve battled through the first half of the season.

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Corey Hertzog (11) has led the Hounds in goals scored in 2017 (photo courtesy Pittsburgh Riverhounds) 

You can catch my full analysis on DK Pittsburgh Sports

Midseason analysis – Battling hounds remain in playoff hunt, but something’s still off


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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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