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Riverhounds Reaction: Wiedt’s stoppage time wonder strike salvages road win at Hartford

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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC stunned the Hartford Athletic late in the contest between the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference clubs going in different directions, as defender Shane Wiedt scored a wonder strike in the dying moments of stoppage time at Trinity Health Stadium in Hartford, CT on Saturday night.

FINAL: Riverhounds SC 2, Hartford Athletic 1

The win pushed the Hounds (11-6-4, 37 points) into sole possession of fourth place in the Conference standings, two points ahead of Detroit, who salvaged a 2-2 draw vs New Mexico on Saturday.  Meanwhile, the loss further exemplified the tough season that the Athletic have endured, dropping them to 4-12-4 on the season.

The Hounds were trailing 1-0, thanks to another fantastic goal, as Hartford’s Conon McGlynn gave the home side the lead in the 56th minute, hitting a terrific ball from 27 yards that beat Pittsburgh keeper Jahmali Waite.

Thanks to both second half subs, Robbie Mertz and Russell Cicerone, the Hounds responded with the equalizer in the 74th minute.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s John Krysinsky, Jordan Smith and Matt Popchock shared their reaction on Riverhounds Postgame, on Pittsburgh Sports Live.

Riverhounds Postgame on Pittsburgh Sports Live with John, Jordan and Matt

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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).

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