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Sounding Off on Soccer Podcast: Back with the pro club, Rob Vincent adjusts to role as assistant coach

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In the newest episode of Sounding Off on Soccer Podcast, Riverhounds SC assistant coach Rob Vincent joins Pittsburgh Soccer Now‘s John Krysinsky.

Rob and John discuss his adjustment from coaching with the Academy to now being back with the pro team, this time as Bob Lilley’s assistant, as the Hounds are about ready to embark on a new season — in the club’s 25th year of existence.

Other topics tackled in this discussion included:

  • Importance of the process of open and invitational tryouts in building roster
  • On playing against (nearly a decade ago) and now coaching Kenardo Forbes
  • Assessing Hounds’ midfield from veterans to the young players
  • thoughts on the current US Open Cup format/situation and importance of the tournament in growing excitement for the game at all levels in the U.S.
  • looking ahead to schedule ahead early in the season — and more on the week one match-up at New Mexico
  • and more!



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).

Glory on the Grass

Riverhounds MF Kenardo Forbes

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