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Kids on the Pitch Podcast: WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoff Brackets are out! Reaction with Plum’s Raf Kolankowski and Charleroi’s Jon Ducoli

The WPIAL Soccer Playoff Brackets were announced on Wednesday.

Shortly after the brackets were revealed, PSN’s John Krysinsky and Matt Popchock went on the Kids on the Pitch Podcast — and brought a few coaches on to the show for their reaction, as they connected with coaches of two top seeded programs:  Plum’s Raf Kolankowski and Charleroi’s Jon Ducoli.


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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