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Bob Lilley’s Press Conference: Week 12 Hartford Athletic

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Riverhounds SC Head Coach Bob Lilley met with the media on a Zoom call on Wednesday for what has become a regular weekly ritual this season.

Here are some of the items that Lilley discussed:

  • How well his club had defended this year, stating that ‘defending is effort’ and praised his group thus far this year for working ‘collectively well’ defensively this season.
  • His team’s effort in the last match, and if there’s been any concerns about complacency vs playing with a sense of urgency as they’ve wrapped up a playoff berth
  • Takeaways on midseason additions Albert Dikwa and Patrick Bunk-Andersen — and about Danny Vitiello getting the bulk of minutes as the Hounds keeper during the club’s 480+ minute shutout streak
  • Lilley was also asked about how the Riverhounds SC have responded to the news that last Saturday’s opponents, Loudoun United FC, had someone from within their organization test positive for COVID-19, forcing the postponement of a few of their upcoming matches.

  • Lilley also addressed what he’s going to expect from Hartford Athletic this coming Saturday, in their third and final showdown with the Hounds this season.




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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