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Williams, Francois spark Miami’s second half surge to defeat Hounds

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Williams, Francois spark Miami’s second half surge to defeat Hounds

The Riverhounds SC’s four-game win streak came to a crashing halt as Miami FC stormed back with three goals in the second half to stun the home side, 3-2, at Highmark Stadium on Wednesday evening.

It was a former Robert Morris University standout, Devon ‘Speedy’ Williams and former Riverhound Christiano Francois, who led the way in the come-from-behind victory for Miami FC. Williams scored twice, including the game-winner on a penalty kick drawn by Francois in the 81st minute. Francois scored one minute after the Hounds took a 2-0 lead in the 51st minute.

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Pittsburgh Soccer Now was there to get post match reaction from Hounds Head Coach Bob Lilley and captain Kenardo Forbes. In addition, John Krysinsky and Jordan Smith shared their thoughts on the Hounds first loss since late June.

Head Coach Bob Lilley

Kenardo Forbes

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Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s John Krysinsky and Jordan Smith also shared their postmatch reaction from Highmark Stadium, following the match.

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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