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PSN 1-on-1 with Borussia Dortmund legend Patrick Owomoyela

Earlier this week, on Monday to be precise, I had an opportunity to catch up with Borussia Dortmund (BVB) legend Patrick Owomoyela, who’s in the States to do some media events and connect with some local fan and youth academy programs in Dallas, New York — and here in Pittsburgh.

A storied German club from a blue collar city similar in size and scope as Pittsburgh, BVB is pretty heavily invested in growing their organizational footprint in the US.

After meeting up with local Pittsburgh, BVB supporters chapter on Sunday. Owomoyela attended his first-ever American Football game on Monday when the Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.  


Listen to our interview session here…

Patrick and I spoke about BVB soccer and its growing US fan base, the growth of soccer in Pittsburgh, BVB’s experience in the Steel City last year, and much more. Of course, former BVB and current Chelsea/USMNT standout Christian Pulisic’s name came up a few times along with some of the other American players who are in the Bundesliga, including 16-year old Giovanni Reyna who’s now with Dortmund.

Owomoyela played in 84 games for Borussia Dortmund, won Bundesliga titles with the club in 2011 and 2012, and make 11 appearances on the pitch for Germany’s national team.



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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