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Hounds to return to Pittsburgh’s CW in 2019

From Riverhounds SC report 

Riverhounds SC has announced a partnership with Pittsburgh’s CW (WPCW) to broadcast select games throughout the 2019 season.

On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in team history, the CW-affiliate plans to air a total of 15 games, including 14 road match-ups plus the team’s Fourth of July home game, with the possibility of broadcasting up to three additional home matches. These additional home games would be announced at a later date.

“KDKA is committed to all Pittsburgh area sports, from high school to professional, and adding the Riverhound soccer games to free, over-the-air TV is going to give black and gold fans more to cheer about,” Vice President and General Manager Jay Howell said of the partnership.

Televised games include the season opener at the Tampa Bay Rowdies on March 16 and a road showdown with two-time reigning champion Louisville City FC on April 6, in addition to the club’s July 4 clash with in-state rival Bethlehem Steel FC.

In addition, Nightly Sports Call with Bob Pompeani and Rich Walsh on Pittsburgh’s CW, the city’s only live broadcast television sports call-in show, will air weekly Hounds segments.

For out-of-market fans, they can catch live Riverhounds SC games on ESPN+ with a paid subscription.

Last week, USL Championship announced its Game of the Week schedule over the course of 22-weeks across three of ESPN’s broadcast networks (ESPN2, ESPN News and ESPN 3). Despite a successful 2018 campaign, and seemingly one of the favorites to be near the top of the standings against in 2019, the Hounds were not included in the National ‘Game of the Week’ schedule.

Hounds shut out once again from USL Championship’s ESPN ‘Game of Week’ schedule

With the 2019 regular season rapidly approaching, individual tickets, season tickets and group packages are available now. To purchase tickets, fans should call (412) 865-GOAL or

Below is this coming season’s broadcast schedule.

2019 Broadcast Schedule:
March 16 – @Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30 p.m.
March 23 – @Swope Park Rangers at 5 p.m.
March 30 – @Bethlehem Steel FC at 7 p.m.
April 6 – @Louisville City FC at 7 p.m.
May 4 – @Charleston Battery at 7:30 p.m.
May 18 – @Memphis 901 FC at 8 p.m.
June 1 – @Indy Eleven at 7 p.m.
June 15 – @Atlanta United 2 at 7:30 p.m.
July 4 – Bethlehem Steel FC at 7 p.m.
July 27 – @Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17 – @North Carolina FC at 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 – @Ottawa Fury FC at 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 – @Nashville SC at 8 p.m.
Oct. 12 – @Saint Louis FC at 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 – @Birmingham Legion FC at 4:30 p.m.

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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