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USL, Riverhounds set provisional restart date of July 11

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USL, Riverhounds set provisional restart date of July 11

On Thursday, USL Championship Board of Governors voted in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.

Shortly after, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds released the following statement:

“While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it is important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions. Moving forward, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will work with local and state government officials to determine what requirements it needs to meet to play home games in 2020. Once the club receives full understanding of these parameters, it will issue ticket updates and policy.”

While the USL season began in early March, the Riverhounds SC’s opener on the road, at Charlotte on March 14, was postponed.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now will provide more updates in the coming days as additional details become available.

 

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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