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Sounding Off on Soccer: Talking USMNT/USWNT with The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy

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In the latest edition of Sounding Off on Soccer podcast, PSN’s John Krysinsky sits down with veteran sports writer Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News.

DeCourcy has been the college basketball columnist at The Sporting News since 1995, but he also covers soccer for TSN, where he has covered both the US Men’s and Women’s National soccer teams.

Starting with newspapers in Pittsburgh, Memphis and Cincinnati, DeCourcy has written about hoops for 35 years and covered 32 Final Fours. He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and is a studio analyst at the Big Ten Network and NCAA Tournament Bracket analyst for Fox Sports.

Born in Pittsburgh, DeCourcy was raised in the Steel City during the City of Champions decade and graduated from Point Park University.

John and Mike discuss current USMNT player selections as we inch closer to the 2022 World Cup later this Fall and WInter, the transition period for the USWNT as their World Cup year approaches in 2023 and much more on Mike’s experiences in covering the beautiful game.

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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