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Getting Pumped: NCAA College Cup fever builds in Pittsburgh

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There are some folks who are pretty ramped up for the Pitt men’s soccer team’s appearance in the College Cup on Friday night.

The Panthers have made it to their first-ever NCAA Men’s Soccer Final Four.  Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s team of contributors have been following the program for many years now, particularly after the hire of Jay Vidovich, our coverage has dramatically increased.

With the men’s team’s success, many folks have jumped on various social media platforms to extend their support for the Panthers.

“The best is yet to come, go out and finish the job,” Jeff Capel, Pitt men’s basketball coach, said.


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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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