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Hounds fail to put away Rhinos, concede equalizer in 90th minute

Hounds fail to put away Rhinos, concede equalizer in 90th minute

Through 89 minutes, the Riverhounds were poised earn its first win against the Rochester Rhinos since 2014, after taking the lead on a Kevin Kerr‘s second half goal at Highmark Stadium on Saturday.

Instead, Rochester found the equalizer in the 90th minute as Joe Farrell‘s header from a pinpoint cross from Christiano Francois ended the match, 1-1, and in disappointment for the Hounds, who are fighting for one of the final playoff spots in the USL’s Eastern Conference.

“It was a bit of a chess match. A win would have been a super result for us,” Dave Brandt, Riverhounds Head Coach, said. “Against Rochester, it’s fighting, and hanging in there, and getting the goal. And then, closing it out. We were close, but close doesn’t count.”

For the full coverage of the game, please read my story on DK Pittsburgh Sports.

Also, on a night when the Hounds celebrated Pittsburgh Spirit night, be sure to read Dejan Kovacivic’s column – The Spirit of Local Soccer Lives On.

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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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