Pittsburgh River Hounds

Essential Pittsburgh
3:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Can the Steel City Be A Fútbol Town, Too?

Pittsburgh River Hounds hope for more young fans and their families to attend games this season.
Credit Ryan Loew / 90.5 WESA

With their new stadium in Station Square, the Pittsburgh River Hounds are hoping that professional soccer will finally score in the “City of Champions.” The club, founded in 1999, is a part of the USL Pro League and has not had a successful history in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sports Writer Emeritus Bob Dvorchak explains that soccer has been unable to share in the popularity of the city’s other professional sports because it is the least established.  Despite high numbers at Steelers, Penguins and Pirates games, Pittsburgh may not be big enough to sustain a fourth professional sport.

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