GAME 5 RECAP: Death, Taxes, Cincinnati Draws

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For whatever reason we seem unable to win in Cincinnati, but by far this was the closest we’ve gotten.

It was a match where the Hounds looked their worst this season for a loooong stretch of the second half and yet they’re still coming home with a point. Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we’re going to be contenders this year.

Cincinnati really feeds off their crowd. Sucking the life out of the place is just as important as getting shots on goal. Those silver spoon Ohio jagoffs don’t know how to deal with adversity. For a lot of the first half that’s just what the Hounds did. An early goal from Dover and smothering defense has the Hounds sitting pretty. Cincy started to get some pressure towards the end of the first but…



GAMEDAY 5: FC Cincinnati v Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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7PM – Nippert Stadium

Watch: Locally on Pittsburgh CW and nationally on ESPN+

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REF: Mr. Greg Dopka
AR1: Mr. Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
AR2: Mr. Kevin Lock
4TH: Mr. Noah Matos

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CIN -110

DRAW +260

PIT +220

Welcome everyone to the match that isn’t a rivalry, despite the league and some other interested parties really wanting it to be so. The Hounds travel to Cincinnati to play a match in a college football stadium against that city’s local soccer club.

We wish we could write a bit more than that, but we’ve reached a point of Riverhounds coverage where there is already better…



GAME 4 RECAP: Sacs à main

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One nil, the Lilley classic. In a surprisingly chippy match against Ottawa the Hounds come away with another three points. For most of the match it was a bit of a grind, which probably attributed to the heated challenges late in the second half. We may see more of that in the future as Lilley grinds his opponents down. As long as the Hounds keep their noses clean, frustrating the other side is a-ok in my book. Get them off their game, get them uncomfortable. We’ll gladly take some double yellows please and thank you. Much like the other games Ottawa never looked particularly dangerous They only got off 3 shots all night, and the only one on goal only looked more dangerous than it really was. It may have taken the Hounds a little longer than we would have liked to…



Morning Announcements: Watch Parties and More!

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There’s kind of a lot of stuff going on these days, so here’s a friendly reminder on a few of them.

Watch Party – The Hounds are back on the road this weekend for a big match up against Cincinnati. The game will be back on the CW so it seems like a good time to have another watch party. We’ll be back at Smokin’ Joes in the South Side like last time. More details coming soon.

Road Warriors – It sounds like some folks are going to make the trip down to Cincinnati this weekend. If you’re going, make sure you’re on our Discord channel so you can coordinate with everyone. Steel Army members- don’t forget we’re reimbursing a limited number of you this season for gas. Details are on the Speakeasy page.

Richmond Away Trip – Seven weeks to go until…