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Pittsburgh Soccer Postgame: USWNT wins fourth World Cup

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Rachael McKriger joined me at Cupka’s Cafe 2 where the American Outlaws Steel City chapter gathered to watch the United States Women’s National Team capture its fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup victory by defeating the Netherlands, 2-0, in Lyon, France on Sunday.

The celebration began immediately, and we were there to capture some of the excitement on the South Side.

Be sure to watch/listen to our post-match reaction Facebook Live broadcast which includes interviews with some members of the American Outlaws, along with our takeaways from the match, which was knotted at 0-0, but broken open in the second half, as Alex Morgan drew a penalty, which was converted by Megan Rapinoe, then only seven minutes later, Rose Lavelle capped an impressive tournament with a spectacular run into the edge of the box and finish to give the USWNT the decisive edge against a tough Netherlands side.


For a complete game recap, check out Rachael’s story for The Equalizer.

Pittsburghers came out at various locations today to watch the match including a large crowd at Schenley Park watching on Flagstaff Hill.

Finally some post-match reaction from Pittsburgh-area’s most famous women’s soccer player… Meghan Klingenberg


Prior to the match, Rachael joined me for a pregame show. To her credit, she predicted the match would be tighter than most people expected.


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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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