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The Pulse of Pittsburgh Soccer: Hounds off to Memphis, Steel City squads head to Erie and Beadling home for Memorial Day weekend

This year, May 22nd marked 143 Day! (File Photo from 2018 courtesy Ed Thompson)

All Pittsburgh teams are scheduled to play this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, as the Riverhounds hit the road, where they’ll face Memphis 901 FC, while the Steel City squads well head north for all-Western PA encounters with Erie Commodores’ men’s and women’s teams on Friday and Saturday, while Beadling SC women’s side will also look to remain unbeaten as they’re the lone squad playing at home vs Greater Toledo Football Club (GTFC Impact).

While it’s way too early to read into anything, both Steel City squads and Beadling SC have started a combined 4-0-0 in their respective leagues, with a goal differential of plus-16.

Be sure to check out our coverage from last week’s action, including Colton Coreschi’s match report from Founders Field, as he was on hand to see Steel City FC men’s impressive win vs Flower City Union.

Steel City dominates Flower City en route to second straight win

Meanwhile, the Riverhounds (3-3-4 / W-L-D) are without a loss in their last six league matches, but still meddling, sitting at 13 points, in the USL Championship Eastern Conference table after last Saturday’s 1-1 draw vs North Carolina FC.

We’ll have more on the Hounds in this week’s Riverhounds Notebook, as we take a look at Bob Lilley’s valid concerns with his team’s lack of endurance last week, after looking so strong through the first 30 minutes, and their inability to sustain that level of play for 90 minutes.

Look for more coverage to come over the weekend, as you can follow our X/Twitter account for the latest to scores and updates from all matches, along with match recaps and reaction.

Pittsburgh Soccer Schedule (May 24 – 25)

Friday, May 24, 2024

6 pm – Steel City FC (Women) vs Erie Commodores at Mercyhurst University, Erie – UWS Regular Season

Saturday, May 25, 2024

2 pm – Beadling SC (Women) vs GTFC Impact (Southpointe Fieldhouse) – WPSL Regular Season

7 pm – Steel City FC (Women) vs Erie Commodores at Mercyhurst University, Erie – UWS Regular Season

8:30 pm – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs Memphis 901 FC – USL Championship


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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