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PSN’s Players Corner: Riverhounds MF and Captain Danny Griffin on match-up vs Detroit City FC

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Before the start of the preseason, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Head Coach Bob Lilley informed Danny Griffin that he would be the club’s new captain for the 2024 season.

The fifth-year pro has not missed a league match — regular season or postseason — in his career between Pittsburgh and a brief stint with Huntsville in MLS Next Pro.  Through the start of the season, Griffin has shown his versatility, playing both along the Hounds’ back line when called upon, and in the past three matches, as the Hounds have gone unbeaten, back in the central midfield.

Danny Griffin is approaching 10,000 minutes played in the USL Championship in just his fifth season with the Hounds. He has played 9,979 minutes for the team, putting his time on Championship fields behind only Kenardo Forbes and Robbie Mertz among current Hounds players.

Ahead of the Hounds’ match vs Detroit City FC, Griffin caught up for our first PSN’s Players Corner interview segment on PSN’s YouTube Channel.

In this interview, Griffin shared his thoughts on:

  • Becoming team captain, calling it his ‘greatest honor’
  • Hounds’ early season struggles
  • Kenardo Forbes impact on teammates and role with this year’s team
  • Making Tactical Adjustments and win at Phoenix
  • Previewing Match-up vs DCFC

Look for more coverage of Riverhounds-DCFC to come from Pittsburgh Soccer Now on Saturday.

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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