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Video: Riverhounds SC Roundtable looks ahead to stretch run

Jordan Dover plays the ball past a Saint Louis FC defender last Saturday. (RIVERHOUNDS SC)

Video: Riverhounds SC Roundtable looks ahead to stretch run

Suddenly, the stretch run is upon the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, tied for first place in Group F at 5-3-1 and solidly in postseason position … but still with a few things on their to-do list before the playoffs.

With the season at a pivot point and nothing but group matches remaining, I hosted this Pittsburgh Sports Live roundtable discussion with John Krysinsky and local soccer journalist Matt Grubba, as we analyzed the club’s strengths and weaknesses with seven matches to play.

Is the efficient attack showing signs of adding a little more quantity to its quality finishing? Will defending continue to be a strength, as it usually is for a Bob Lilley-coached team? How will they fare the rest of the way, especially in the three matches remaining against group rival Hartford Athletic?

Find more interesting video — from analysis to interviews to our various Pittsburgh Postgame shows — on the Pittsburgh Sports Live YouTube channel!

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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