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Photo Gallery: All not lost as soccer fans return to Highmark Stadium

 FINAL: Charlotte Independence 1, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 0 

USL MATCH CENTER (game stats)


Despite a tough result, with the Riverhounds SC dropping a 1-0 decision to the Charlotte Independence at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night, all was not lost.

FINAL: Charlotte Independence 1, Riverhounds SC 0

Pittsburgh’s soccer fans returned to Highmark Stadium for the first time since COVID-19 as attendance at Highmark Stadium was a sellout total of 2,076, which was the maximum number of fans allowed under current Pennsylvania physical distancing guidelines.’

“It was exciting,” Riverhounds Head Coach Bob Lilley said. “It’s too bad we couldn’t deliver, but it was great to see the fans come out and support our guys tonight.”

We didn’t have one, but two contributors taking photos of this momentous match as both regular PSN contributors Mark Goodman and Ed Thompson were on hand to get some first-rate images from the action.


Ed Thompson’s Photo Gallery

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Mark Goodman’s Photo Gallery

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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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