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Sounding Off on Soccer: From Pittsburgh to Gibraltar, Michael Monsour remains a man on a mission

Michael Monsour, who came to the forefront of the Pittsburgh soccer scene in 2021, when he announced he would be starting up a new soccer club: Pittsburgh City United FC, joins John Krysinsky on the latest episode of Sounding Off on Soccer.

Now the owner of Manchester ’62, a top division club in Gibraltar, Monsour discusses his experience with the club which was founded 60 years ago in honor of the historic Manchester United Football Club of the English Premier League.

This week, Manchester 62’s U23 squad captured the 2023 Intermediate Cup.

Monsour continues on his mission to promote head safety and at the forefront of promoting safety measures to prevent head traumas in soccer. In fact, he continues to encourage all his players to wear protective head gear for their games.

This initiative has won over some of its initial critics.

Monsour’s journey will also be captured by a documentary, which he discusses more on the podcast.



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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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