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Pittsburgh City United FC roll out initial roster signings

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Pittsburgh City United FC will be making its debut in the United Premier Soccer League soon, with a roster that promises to includes players from far and wide.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now has learned of its first group of player signings will include Chidi Bright Ike, Dante Nicholas, Jean Geffrard and Judler Delva.

Ike is a veteran center back with professional experience playing in the first division leagues in his home country of Nigeria, in addition to experiences in Angola, Macaub and in the second division in Egypt.

Ike Chidi Bright 

Jean Geffrard 

Judler Delva 


Dante Nicholas 


Nicholas a native of U.S. Virgin Islands (Christiansted, on St. Criox) who has featured as a striker for USVI’s National Team, has been in Pittsburgh since 2016, as he played collegiately at La Roche University.

Showing his versatility playing numerous positions for the Redhawks, Nicholas made 56 appearances, scoring seven goals and notching four assists.

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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