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Sounding Off on Soccer: Is it top of the table or bust for Riverhounds SC in 2022?

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Another season awaits for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, as the club has kicked off preparations for the 2022 campaign this week, as training sessions began on Monday at Highmark Stadium.

PSN’s Riverhounds SC coverage team members, Mark Goodman and Jordan Smith joined me to take a preliminary look at the current roster, plus share thoughts on some of the team’s acquisitions during the offseason, what we can expect from the players who are returning as the club and we addressed the most pressing question:

Is it a top of the table or bust season looming for Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team?

Riverhounds SC Roster (as of January 30, 2022) 

  • Goalkeepers (0) — None
  • Defenders (7) — Ezra Armstrong, Robby Dambrot, Jelani Peters, Dani Rovira, Shane Wiedt, Jesse Williams, Mekeil Williams
  • Midfielders (3) — Kenardo Forbes, Danny Griffin, Angelo Kelly-Rosales
  • Forwards/Wingers (5) — Russell Cicerone, Albert Dikwa, Alex Dixon, William Eyang, Dane Kelly

PSN 1-on-1: Riverhounds SC President Vic Gregovits

Preseason Schedule

All games at Highmark Stadium except vs Pitt (at Ambrose Urbanic Field) 

Date Opponent Time
12-Feb Villanova University 11 a.m.
12-Feb West Chester United 3 p.m.
16-Feb Loudoun United 2 p.m.
19-Feb Pitt 1 p.m. 
22-Feb Indy Eleven 12:30 p.m.
26-Feb Louisville City FC 2 p.m.
5-Mar West Virginia Univ 6 p.m.

 

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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