The Columbus Crew SC Academy faced-off against a collection of top PA West boys players as Arsenal and Hotspurs assemble their best-combined teams for a day of friendlies. This is part of our ongoing collaboration with the Hotspurs. We are extremely excited to showcase the best our player pools have to offer against one of the…

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Pittsburgh-area grown player, Lelia Hannaoui has joined the Women’s First Team for the upcoming 2021 season. The Weirton, WV-native has previously played in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and Coach Tom Ovenden and Jordan Daloisioat Steel City FC.  “Leila trained last summer and continued to show how very technically sound and creative she is…

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Take-2 of the “inaugural” season for the Pittsburgh Hotspurs (WPSL) Women’s First Team is starting to shape up with the signing of goalkeeper Bella DeFabbo, current Duquesne (D1) junior.  “Bella made a great impression on our coaching team on the first meeting,” said head coach Tom Ovenden. “She is a focused goalie that shows maturity.…

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Congratulations to the following College Prep Phase Hotspurs players on their achievements in their 2020 high school soccer season: UAVSL All-Conference Emma Daily Mckenna Martin Avery Grichow District 10 Region 2 Hilary Burtner Emma Hays Kaleb Kuhn Trent Davey All- WPIAL and All-Section Selections Landon Mohney David Merriman Jacob Ciganik Caleb Yuricha Nate Schlesinger Gabe…

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We’re excited to share more about our collaboration with Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh beginning this fall. The collaboration benefits all players, with those from the Arsenal Academy Program and the Hotspurs College Prep Phase (U16-U19) having the opportunity to earn a spot with the NPSL or WPSL First Team squad. The youngest players in our…

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Ethan Hackenberg, Pittsburgh Hotspurs

The road to soccer in the U.S. is straight — and very narrow. Even some of the most passionate and skilled players follow the same journey. They begin with youth clubs, enter into high school, and immediately try out for a college team. However, the long-standing question for athletes and their parents remains: Is moving…

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While we anxiously await the kickoff of our National Premier Soccer League season, we’re pleased to add Pittsburgh-area talent to the Men’s First Team roster, current Duquesne University (D1) captain, Ryan Landry.  This is Landry’s 2nd year in the NPSL after competing with Fort Pitt Regiment two summers ago.  “Landry is a very dynamic player…

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Putting on the Hotspurs badge again, we’re pleased to welcome Sabrina Pettinato to the Pittsburgh Hotspurs (WPSL) Women’s First Team. Pettinato competed with the Hotspurs for three years in our College Prep Phase after training with Coach Dave Richmond since a youth player.  “Sabrina has an amazing attitude and is super intelligent – she really…

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RELEASE: 3/13/2020, 2:15PM ET   Hello Hotspurs Family, We have grown our Hotspurs Family and bonded over the years, and while football is what brought us all together, family is what we value most. We believe in doing our part to protect that family and the Pittsburgh community. With this effort, we’re playing our role…

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Already a part of the Hotspurs Family, we’re pleased to announce Abby Torres will be joining the Pittsburgh Hotspurs (WPSL) Women’s First Team. Torres is entering into her 3rd season in the WPSL after 2 seasons with Coach Jordan and Tommo at Steel City FC. “Through each stage of my career– from learning the game…

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