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Riverhounds announce six game preseason schedule

from Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC report

Riverhounds SC has scheduled a six-game preseason slate in preparation for the 2021 USL Championship season, with the possibility of additional exhibition matches being added.

All preseason matches will be closed to the public, as the Hounds work in compliance with USL protocols related to Covid-19 and prepare to welcome fans for the start of the regular season in May. Riverhounds SC will open preseason camp on Monday, March 29.

The preseason schedule kicks off Thursday, April 1 at 3 p.m., when the Hounds will host NCAA Division II Gannon University at Highmark Stadium. They will remain at home Tuesday, April 6, for a 3 p.m. start against Detroit City FC, the fall champions of the National Independent Soccer Association, one of the third-division leagues in the U.S. Soccer pyramid.

The Hounds will go on the road to tune up against fellow USL Championship teams Louisville City FC (April 16, TBD) and Indy Eleven (April 24, 11 a.m.) before wrapping up the preseason at home against Philadelphia Union II on Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

All preseason matches are subject to change as the Hounds continue to explore other possible preseason matches against teams from MLS, USL, or other leagues.

2021 Riverhounds SC Preseason Schedule

(as of March 15)

  • Thursday, April 1 — vs. Gannon University, 3 p.m. at Highmark Stadium
  • Tuesday, April 6 — vs. Detroit City FC, 3 p.m. at Highmark Stadium
  • Saturday, April 10 — at FC Cincinnati, time and location TBA
  • Friday, April 16 — at Louisville City FC, time and location TBA.
  • Saturday, April 24 — at Indy Eleven, 1 p.m., location TBA
  • Saturday, May 1 — vs. Philadelphia Union II, 2 p.m. at Highmark Stadium

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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