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View From The Booth: Building a broadcast

Matt Gajtka takes you behind the scenes for a broadcast from Highmark Stadium.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC play-by-play broadcaster Matt Gajtka brings his perspective on the sport in his ‘View From The Booth’ commentary. 

And now, for something completely different.

In the interest of giving you a fuller look at my experience calling games for Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, I captured some behind-the-scenes snippets for the following video feature, both before last Saturday’s match and during it.

Also, thanks to my wife Jillian for catching our son Lukas taking in some of the ESPN+ broadcast. Apparently she just missed getting him screaming ‘NECOOOO’ for the camera. Next time!

Matt Gajtka (pronounced GITE-kah) is a columnist, analyst and reporter for Pittsburgh Soccer Now. In addition to his four-year role as play-by-play broadcaster for Riverhounds SC, he has experience covering pro and amateur sports for over a decade. Matt got his start in soccer while calling games for the Marshall University men's and women's Division I teams. He fondly remembers attending Hounds matches at Bethel Park High School, although he lapsed during the Moon and Chartiers Valley years. Like many, the construction of Highmark Stadium in 2013 rekindled his passion for the club and local soccer in general.

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