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Former Panther Edward Kizza makes history with MLS SuperDraft first round selection

The New England Revolution selected former Pitt forward Edward Kizza with the 24th pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, tied for the highest draft pick in Pitt soccer history.
January 22, 2021
Prior to Thursday’s event, no Pitt soccer player had ever been drafted in the opening round of the SuperDraft in its 24-year history.

Pitt men’s soccer falls short in ACC Championship, suffers first loss of season

Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday
November 22, 2020
In arguably the most important match in the program’s history, No. 1 Pitt men’s soccer fell 2-1 to the No. 2 Clemson Tigers 2-1 on Sunday in the team’s first-ever ACC Championship appearance.

Pitt dominates Notre Dame, cruises to first-ever ACC Championship

The Pitt Panthers defeated Notre Dame 3-1 on Wednesday, setting up the program’s first-ever ACC championship appearance on Sunday against Clemson.
November 19, 2020
The Panthers defeated Notre Dame, 3-1, to secure their place in a bout with Clemson for the ACC title.

Top-ranked men’s soccer steals 2-1 ACC Tournament win over Duke

Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday
November 15, 2020
The No.1 Pitt Panthers opened the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a strong 2-1 win over Duke. It was unclear how Pitt would play without star first-year forward Bertin Jacquesson, who missed the game due to coronavirus-related protocols, but the Panther offense still found enough success to pull out a win.

Pitt women’s soccer makes strides in 2020, but falters in final stretch

Pitt women’s soccer concluded its season on Nov. 1 with a 9-5-0 record (3-5-0 ACC).
November 13, 2020
While the Panthers improved in many aspects in 2020, they still struggle in one key area — their conference schedule.

Preview: Pitt enters men’s soccer tournament ACC tournament undefeated, hungry for another milestone

Head coach of Pitt men’s soccer Jay Vidovich brought the team their first ACC win as well as their first ACC tournament win.
November 13, 2020
While the No. 1 Pitt Panthers men’s soccer program enters the ACC tournament as the top-seeded team in the field, the team faces a far-from-easy championship path.

Pitt women’s soccer’s rise boosted by Canadian talent

First-year midfielder Chloe Minas.
November 4, 2020
With six Canadian players on its roster, Pitt women’s soccer has leaned on an impressive pool of northern talent in the program’s rise under head coach Randy Waldrum.

Men’s soccer pauses team activities for COVID-19 protocols

Coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 54 years, Pitt men’s soccer is flying high and eager to build off of its breakthrough 2020 season.
October 28, 2020
Pitt men’s soccer announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-19 related protocols.”

Column | It’s time for the ‘Hounds to become the city’s champion

The Riverhounds, a soccer club that plays on the bank of the Monongahela, are Pittsburgh’s fourth professional sports team. Hayden Schiff | Wikimedia Commons
October 23, 2020
Although the Pittsburgh Riverhounds fell short in the 2020 USL Playoffs, Alexander Ganias argues that they proved themselves as the city’s best chance of winning a title in the near future

Pitt women’s soccer cancels upcoming rematch at Syracuse, making room for spring opponents.

Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.
October 21, 2020
Orange head coach Nicky Adams broke the news during a press conference Wednesday morning, hours before the announcement made things official, saying Pitt had “decided not to come.”
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