The Pulse of Pittsburgh Soccer has been typically rolling out early each week since its inception last month, but Labor Day weekend threw a monkey wrench in our plans to post a new ‘Pulse’.
Hope you had a nice, relaxing Labor Day weekend and stayed out of the heat as much as possible.
The Pittsburgh soccer calendar is absolutely packed — as it always is — this time of year. Our contributors have been busy keeping up with the local soccer scene, especially Dominic Campbell and Zac Weiss on the Pitt and Duquesne beats.
We look forward to sharing an announcement in next week’s Pulse of Pittsburgh Soccer about our coverage and the site moving forward. Stay tuned!!
Both Robert Morris teams continue to push on without a loss to open the season (combining for a 8-0-3 record!!), following the women’s team’s 3-0 victory at Mount St. Mary’s, on Wednesday.
This weekend, essentially starting on Thursday provides a return for Duquesne and Pitt’s teams. Who would have thought that the one program on a losing streak, is the Pitt men, who were handed their second straight loss against a top-10 team on Tuesday night, losing to Marshall, 3-1. Dom Campbell was there, and has the recap.
High School season is really in full swing, and we have been trying to keep up, mainly with our daily WPIAL Scoreboard and intermittent WPIAL Soccer Watch posts. Look for another WPIAL Soccer Watch that will preview some very interesting Saturday match schedule.
Speaking of High School soccer, Fiona Mahon, a junior at Avonworth, who helped lead the Lopes to back-to-back Girls 2A WPIAL titles, made her college commitment official this morning.
Bama Bound! I found a sweet home in @AlabamaSoccer. Can’t wait to get to the place where legends are made. ROLL TIDE! #committed #rolltide@UACoachHart @UA_Athletics @HoundsAcademy @AGSLopes @PrepSoccer @TopDrawerSoccer @ImYouthSoccer @pghsoccernow @PGSportsNow @TribLiveHSSN pic.twitter.com/5SVfTybN9f
— Fiona Mahan (@FionaCMahan) September 7, 2023
Finally, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC return after a bye week. As of Thursday morning, they also remain in first place, thanks in part to Memphis 901 FC, who defeated second place Tampa Bay, with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory on Wednesday night in the City of Blues.
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) September 7, 2023
On Wednesday, I had a chance to catch up with Head Coach Bob Lilley and second-year midfielder Marc Ybarra on the latest edition of the Sounding Off on Soccer podcast. The Hounds are gearing up for their last six matches (three at home starting with Loudoun United FC on Saturday).
The full weekend schedule is listed below.
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PITTSBURGH SOCCER SCHEDULE
(9/7/2023 – 9/12/2023)
|Thur Sept 7||Duq W||6:00 PM||H||F. Dickenson||Rooney Field|
|Pitt W||7:00 PM||A||Xavier||Cincinnati, OH|
WPIAL Boys Section play
|Fri Sept 8||RMU W||4:00 PM||A||Lemoyne||Syracuse, NY|
|Sat Sept 9||Pitt M||7:00 PM||H||Wake Forest||Ambrose Urbanic Field|
|Duq M||7:00 PM||A||Niagara||Niagara, NY|
|RMU M||7:00 PM||A||Northern Kentucky||Highland Heights, KY|
|HOUNDS||7:00 PM||H||Loudoun United FC||Highmark Stadium|
WPIAL Girls Section play + Boys non-section
|Sun Sept 10||Duq W||1:00 PM||A||Kent State||Kent, OH|
|Pitt W||7:00 PM||A||Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH|
|Mon Sept 11||
WPIAL Boys Section play
|Tues Sept 12||
WPIAL Girls Section play