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Riverhounds get to the point: 22 regular season games to be televised on local broadcast outlet

Riverhounds get to the point: 22 regular season games to be televised on local broadcast outlet

Pittsburgh soccer fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch the Riverhounds SC on local, broadcast television outlets this season, as the club announced a partnership with 22 The Point (WPNT) to broadcast select games throughout the upcoming 2020 season, which will mark the club’s largest-ever television broadcast schedule.

22 The Point will broadcast a total of 22 Riverhounds SC regular season matches this season. This includes 15 home games and seven away showdowns.

“We are very excited to add Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC to our lineup of local sports,” WPNT General Manager Richard Cook said. “For five years and counting, WPNT 22 the Point has been providing southwest Pennsylvania residents live high school football each fall with Friday Night Rivals. We are thrilled to expand our service to the local community through this partnership with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.”

The broadcast schedule kicks off with the Hounds’ season opener at the Charlotte Independence on March 14. In addition to this match, 22 The Point will also televise the team’s home opener against Louisville City FC on March 21. Other matchups to be televised on the station include the July 4 showdown against North Carolina FC and the season finale against the Charleston Battery on Oct. 17.

Furthermore, 22 The Point’s “Marketplace Pittsburgh,” which airs Sundays at 8 p.m. with host Jordan Conigliaro, will feature “Your Pittsburgh Riverhounds Report” on the show’s “Marketplace Minute.” These short features can also be viewed on http://links.engage.ticketmaster.com/ctt?kn=10&ms=NTAzOTU0OAS2&r=MTU4Mjg3NjI3MzkwS0&b=0&j=OTgwNDAzNTU4S0&mt=1&rt=0

In addition to these 22 matches, Riverhounds SC will be nationally televised on the ESPN family of networks for three games in 2020. This includes its March 27 showdown against Tampa Bay Rowdies (ESPN Deportes), July 1 matchup against Louisville City FC (ESPNews) and an Oct. 9 meeting with The Miami FC (ESPN Deportes).

For out-of-market fans or those unable to access a television, you can still catch every Riverhounds SC match live on ESPN+ with a paid subscription.

Below is this coming season’s broadcast schedule.

22 The Point

7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 – @Charlotte Independence

7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 – Louisville City FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 – Birmingham Legion FC

5 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 – @Sporting Kansas City II

7 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 – Loudoun United FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 – Saint Louis FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 – Philadelphia Union II

7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 – Memphis 901 FC

5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24 – @New York Red Bulls II

6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 – @Loudoun United FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 – Indy Eleven

6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 – North Carolina FC

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 – @Birmingham Legion FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 – @Charleston Battery

7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 – Charlotte Independence

7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 – Loudoun United FC

7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 – New York Red Bulls II

5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23 – Tampa Bay Rowdies

7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 – Sporting Kansas City II

5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 – Atlanta United 2

7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 – @Indy Eleven

7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 – Charleston Battery

ESPN Family of Networks

7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 – @Tampa Bay Rowdies (ESPN Deportes)

7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 – @Louisville City FC (ESPNews)

8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 – The Miami FC (ESPN Deportes)

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets including 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 United States. 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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