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Riverhounds-Crew Open Cup Round of 16 clash to be broadcast locally on CW, CBS News Pittsburgh; nationally on CBS Sports Golazo

Photo courtesy Justin Berl

Can’t make it to Highmark Stadium for Wednesday’s highly anticipated Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Columbus Crew?

No problem — there will be no shortage of broadcast options.

The match will be broadcast both locally and nationally on the CBS Networks including CBS News Pittsburgh, the CW and CBS Sports Golazo.

Riverhounds are one of two non-MLS teams remaining in the tournament, and are trying to reach the Quarterfinals of the US Open Cup for the second time in club history.

The Riverhounds reached this round of the tournament in 2001 and have never beaten two MLS sides in the same tournament, a feat which they could accomplish against Columbus as they recently beat the New England Revolution in the previous round. 2023 also marks the first time in club history that the Riverhounds have been able to tally three wins in the same tournament (one of the wins was a forfeit win in Round 2 vs. Rochester New York FC). P

Riverhounds Head Coah Bob Lilley is sixth in the Modern Era of the Open Cup with 21 coaching wins.

The Riverhounds are fresh off a 4-1 win over the weekend against Las Vegas that saw Edward Kizza bag a first half brace.

Arturo Ordonez and Danny Griffin also scored for Pittsburgh as they have now won four of their last six taking nine league points during that stretch, as well as two US Open Cup wins. Griffin, a New England native, was the runner-up for the last round’s Player of the Round award for scoring the lone goal against the Revolution.

On Monday, we took a deeper look at the relationship and the history between the two clubs in the latest edition of Hounds Notebook.

Hounds Notebook: ‘All-in’ for Highmark Stadium ‘White Out’ plus look at recent history with Columbus Crew as both friend and foe

Of course, stay with Pittsburgh Soccer Now for the most comprehensive and complete coverage of the Riverhounds-Crew showdown at Highmark.  Look for more to come on Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to 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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