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Miracle on the Mon: Book release and 5th Anniversary podcast

In anticipation of the Fifth Anniversary of possibly the most exciting win in the history of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, and on the verge of the release of my new book, Miracle on the Mon, both Matt Gajtka and I came together commemorate this occasion by recording a special Zoom call / podcast.

Among things we discussed:

  • Purpose of the book
  • How it came together
  • Who was involved
  • When book will be available, and how you can purchase it.

In addition, we also took a fun look back at that memorable match, played on May 30, 2015 which the Riverhounds came-from-behind to erase 3-0, 4-2 and 5-3 deficits to defeat its rivals, Harrisburg City Islanders, 6-5, with three goals in stoppage time.

  • Revisiting ‘The Miracle on the Mon’  with some fun categories to discuss
    • Ranking the goals
    • What’s aged the best / the worst (since 2015)?
    • Who were the unsung heroes?
    • Biggest what ifs
    • Celebrations
    • Best quote from that night

Never before have we ever seen a game like that at Highmark Stadium and likely we’ll never see anything like that again.

Past ‘Miracle on the Mon’ Resources

The Anatomy of A Miracle Win



Full Match Broadcast 

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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