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Parkes earns spot on USL Team of Week

In what’s become a regular, weekly occurrence this season, a Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC player has been named to USL’s Team of the Week.

This week it’s Romeo Parkes‘ turn after notching his first goal of the season in a 2-2 draw at the Tampa Bay Rowdies this past Saturday.

Recording his first start up top since March 31 against Penn FC, Parkes paced the Hounds attack with three shots, including two on goal. His goal was the ninth of his career in Black and Gold, ranked fifth-most in club history during the current era of the USL (since 2011).

Parkes played a role in both scoring efforts for Pittsburgh at Al Lang Stadium. Before registering his aforementioned tally in the 30th minute, it was a hard shot by Parkes that forced a ricochet off the goalkeeper and an eventual own goal by Rowdies defender Max Lachowecki to even the score at one 20 minutes into the match.

The score also marked the first time the Rowdies had conceded in their home stadium this year, as they previously shut out opponents in their first three home games.

The weekly honor marks the seventh straight week a Hounds player has been named to USL Team of the Week.


Romeo Parkes: Week 10 – May 22
Jordan Dover: Week 9 – May 15
Neco Brett: Week 8 – May 8
Tobi Adewole: Week 7 – May 1
Thomas Vancaeyezeele: Week 6 – April 24
Tobi Adewole: Week 5 – April 17
Neco Brett: Week 4 – April 10 (Player of the Week)

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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