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Video: 1-v-1 with Riverhounds SC Rookie Midfielder Danny Griffin

Much like Robbie Mertz in 2019, Riverhounds SC rookie midfielder Danny Griffin has risen quickly from Division I college standout to valuable contributor in the USL Championship.

With Griffin, a product of Connecticut and Providence College, having started four of six matches thus far and increasingly chiming in on the attack, I thought it was time to catch up with him in our regular 1-v-1 interview!

The 22-year-old Griffin and I chatted about bringing that college confidence to the Hounds, taking cues from Mertz and other pro veterans, what he’s working to improve, trying to meet Bob Lilley’s high standard and … which Hound has the best hair?

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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