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PSN 1-on-1 with Pittsburgh City United FC’s Michael Monsour

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Pittsburgh City United FC’s owner Michael Monsour.

In the time since the club was introduced in early June, Monsour has been working to build his club, including the recent hires of Nicola Martini as Scouting Director and Scottish soccer icon, Barry Smith, as the team’s first head coach.

Driven by cause-related initiatives Pittsburgh City United FC introduced as newest UPSL club

On Thursday evening, he took the time from his busy schedule for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Pittsburgh Soccer Now to talk about the newest soccer franchise in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh City United FC will be playing in the Premier Division of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) The team is set to debut in the Fall Season of this year. The organization has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association in a charity-focused approach specifically on supporting the Alzheimer’s Association through community outreach and fundraising.



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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