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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

Column: Riverhounds could benefit from relegation

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are Pittsburgh’s professional soccer team. They will be playing again this Saturday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals — the biggest match in the club’s 20-year history.
October 30, 2019
No matter how far Pittsburgh’s red-hot Riverhounds advance in the USLC playoffs, they won't have the chance for upward mobility in America's soccer pyramid. This should change.

Column: Riverhounds strive for success as Pittsburgh’s pro soccer team

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a huddle during a match against Cincinnati FC at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 1.  (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
October 17, 2018
As the Riverhounds prepare to host a first-round playoff game Saturday — the first home postseason game in the club’s history — their achievements shouldn’t go unnoticed. How much success will it take for soccer to be among Pittsburgh’s sources of pride?
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