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VIDEO: Forging a 4th of July Tradition (#PghSoccer Film Series)

In our latest edition of the #PghSoccer Film Series, we are happy to share the sights, sounds and action of what is becoming a new sports tradition in Pittsburgh — the annual Independence Day game hosted by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
The Hounds battled one of the top teams in USL, the Charlotte Independence and Nick Milliron captured all of the action, and produced this video.
In the video, we caught up with one of the Hounds biggest fans, and board member of the Steel Army, Mike Shoemaker, along with some fans that got their first taste of pro soccer in Pittsburgh to give us their perspectives on the 4th of July game, which Hounds fell to the Independence, 3-1 before a sellout crowd of more than 4,000 fans.

You can see all of the videos in the #PghSoccer Film Series, on our YouTube Page, or here on the #PghSoccer Film series page.

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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