PITTSBURGH -- Professional sports is making a comeback in Pittsburgh this month on 22 The Point.
As the 2020 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC season restarts, 22 The Point (WPNT) is proud to announce a broadcast partnership with the USL club, carrying 11 regular season matchups starting July 18.
The broadcast slate will highlight six home and five away matches, including nine division matchups against a combination of Hartford Athletic, Loudoun United FC, New York and Philadelphia.
“Back in March, we were thrilled to expand our service to include Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC soccer to our lineup of local sports on WPNT,” WPNT General Manager Richard Cook said.
“Now with all that has happened to sports in 2020, we are even more thrilled to bring the first live professional sports back to the Pittsburgh television audience starting in July.”
The set of games airing on 22 The Point is highlighted by a trip to Indy Eleven on Aug. 15 and three matches against perennial contender New York Red Bulls II, along with the season finale against Philadelphia Union II on Oct. 3.
“We are proud to be the first to bring professional sports back to the Greater Pittsburgh Area,” owner Tuffy Shallenberger said.
“We are grateful for our partnerships with AHN and 22 The Point, and excited to have eleven of our soccer matches locally televised to our southwest Pennsylvania communities, as well as an additional two games nationally broadcast on ESPN2.”
Below is this season’s updated broadcast schedule on 22 The Point. Kickoff times are to be determined unless otherwise specified and are also subject to change.
2020 PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS SC ON 22 THE POINT
Saturday, July 18 - @ Philadelphia Union II at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 - @ New York Red Bulls II at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1 – vs. Philadelphia Union II at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8 – vs. New York Red Bulls II at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15 - @ Indy Eleven at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22 – vs. Saint Louis FC at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6 - @ New York Red Bulls II at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12 – vs. Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 - @ Loudoun United FC at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 – vs. Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 – vs. Philadelphia Union II at 7 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change