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Hounds defender Adewole earns a spot on USL Team of Week

After recording his first career goal and the game-winner against Ottawa Fury FC this past weekend — Riverhounds SC defender Tobi Adewole has been named to USL Team of the Week.

Image result for Tobi Adewole RiverhoundsEntering the waning moments of the second half, Adewole found himself in the right place at the right time, directing a Kevin Kerr cross into the back of the net from the center of the box for the match’s one and only goal. The tally capped off a sterling performance for the second-year center back, who led the team with eight clearances, while also playing a full-90 minutes for a fourth consecutive match.

A native of Ashton, Maryland, Adewole’s sophomore campaign in total has gotten off to a fantastic start. He is one of only three Hounds to have played in every minute of every match this season, second to only Joe Greenspan (29) in clearances with 22 and is tied for the team lead in interceptions (8).

Adewole is the second Hound to be named to USL Team of the Week this season, following up Neco Brett, who was named Player of the Week after a hat trick against Toronto.

Unbeaten through four matches this season, Riverhounds SC hits the road for a visit to FC Cincinnati on Saturday, April 21. Set to kick off at 7 p.m., the match can be watched live on Pittsburgh’s CW, while fans 21 years-or-older are also encouraged to join us at Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon for the official watch party. Festivities start at 5 p.m., as your Hounds look to play spoiler to an Orange Out at Nippert Stadium.

For more information on the USL Team of the Week for Week 5, visit

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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