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#PghSoccer talk: @Pghsoccerscribe reviews local soccer scene on @RoomTempShow

There’s no doubt soccer’s audience is growing here in the United States– and even in Pittsburgh as the pro season is deep into the off season — there’s a lot still to talk about for die-hard soccer fans.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to take part in yet another podcast devoted to the world’s most popular sport, and what transpired was a great opportunity to talk about soccer in our area to two very enthusiastic, young and soccer knowledgeable ‘podcasters’ Matt Voggel and Ben Carter  — who were hoping to pick my brain for information about soccer on the local scene.

Toward the end of the podcast, as I sensed that they had not had a lot of exposure and have only followed the local soccer scene intermittently, while concentrating much of their interest in EPL and the international game,I asked them what would it take to become more interested in what’s going on locally.
It was a fun discussion and both Matt and Ben have plenty of refreshing insights on the game.

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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