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Sounding Off on Soccer: Talking Copa America, USMNT getting CONCACAF’d, World Cup 1994 impact with Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy

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Sounding Off on Soccer Podcast returns from its hiatus with one of our favorite guests, as Pittsburgh Soccer Now’s John Krysinsky is joined by The Sporting News‘ Mike DeCourcy, to talk Copa America, the USMNT getting CONCACAF’d in their 2-1 loss in Copa America group play to Panama and Mike’s column about the 1994 World Cup and the impact that had on soccer in the United States.


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Mike DeCourcy has been the college basketball columnist at The Sporting News since 1995.

Starting with newspapers in Pittsburgh, Memphis and Cincinnati, he has written about the game for 35 years and covered 32 Final Fours. He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and is a studio analyst at the Big Ten Network and NCAA Tournament Bracket analyst for Fox Sports. He also writes frequently for TSN about soccer and the NFL. Mike was born in Pittsburgh, raised there during the City of Champions decade and graduated from Point Park University.

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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