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Riverhounds Player Profile: Rookie Griffin, Hounds ready for playoff run on 22 The Point

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The Riverhounds face Louisville City FC in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 10, live at 7:30 on 22 The Point. (Photo credit: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC)

PITTSBURGH -- Another USL Championship Playoff season is getting underway and once again Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC is among the top contenders for the title.

The Riverhounds face Louisville City FC in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 10, live at 7:30 on 22 The Point.

Pittsburgh finished the 16-game regular season with a 11-4-1 record en route to a second place Group F finish. Meanwhile, Louisville won Group E with a 11-3-2 overall mark.

This will mark a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals match that Louisville won, 2-1, in extra time on Nov. 2, 2019, at Highmark Stadium.

As the 2020 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC season continues, 22 The Point is proud to be a broadcast partner with the local USL club.

In addition to the game broadcasts, each month during the season Marketplace Pittsburgh will feature a Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Player Profile.

This month's Player Profile segment features rookie Danny Griffin.

Griffin joins 22 The Point's Jordan Conigliaro to talk about the team preparing for another USL playoff run, scoring his first goal and his new life in Pittsburgh.

Watch Marketplace Pittsburgh Sundays at 8 p.m. on 22 The Point.

Danny Griffin on PittsburghRiverhounds.com

Danny Griffin enters his rookie campaign with Riverhounds SC in 2020.

Before arriving in Pittsburgh, the Providence College product was drafted by Columbus Crew SC with the 49th overall selection in the second round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. The midfielder was let go by the MLS side prior to the start of its 2020 season.

Griffin played collegiately at Providence from 2016-19 and made an instant impact on the team. He started all 20 of his matches played as a freshman and was a unanimous selection to the Big East All-Freshman Team. He also was named All-Great Lakes Region Third Team for his freshman season. He capped his time with the Friars with an All-Big East Third Team selection as a senior.

The Wethersfield, Connecticut native finished his collegiate career at Providence with 80 games played (80 starts), 13 goals and six assists.

Keep up with the latest Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC news and information by visiting Riverhounds.com and 22thepoint.com.

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