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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.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

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)

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

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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