RECAP: New Era Hounds

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No, not the brand. This isn’t baseball.

The Hounds came out with confidence last night. After a bit of a slow start due to the weather, Kevin Johnston sent a beautiful pass over to Tuffy Shallenberger who sent a rocket into the net.

Metaphors!

In all seriousness last night was a good one and hopefully a night that in a couple years we can point back to as the turning point for the organization. Going into this offseason we didn’t really expect that much, but the slow buildup of changes and announcements over the last few months has really made the excitement for this season palpable. There was something in the air both at the stadium and among those watching the stream. This year could really turn out to be something special.

As for the announcements, let’s recap the big ones.

Allegheny Health Network returns at…



GAMEDAY: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs The World

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Highmark Stadium – 7 PM
Watch live via Facebook Live

 

Front Office Officials, as assigned by the FO:

Owner: Tuffy Shallenberger

GM: Kevin Johnston

Coach: Bob Lilley

 

Morning Line Odds, via me:

The World +200

Draw -110

PIT -999999999

 

As fans there’s nothing like a good kit reveal to get the blood pumping. Tonight’s a big night for the Hounds. Not only are we getting a new kit from a new supplier, but we’re also, finally, getting a bit of a rebrand. It’s been a long time coming and it’s pretty safe to say we’re very excited to see what they’ve come up with.

From the sounds of it there will also be a couple other major announcements. New kit sponsor? Tv deal? Player signing? (I hear Vincent is no longer with DC…



We have a Discord!

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Hey youths and old farts. This internet thing seems to be taking off so to keep up with what the cool kids are into now a days we’re investing in Bitcoin! I mean starting a Discord channel!

For anyone unware Discord is one of the chat apps that have taken off over the last few years. What’s old is new on the Internet. Chat rooms are making a comeback!

We’ve noticed that the Facebook group chatter has been trending down over the last few seasons (and frankly isn’t that great of a platform anyways), and Twitter is too limited and decentralized for anything other than hot takes. Last season a handful of us would chat during away games and it proved to be a fun time. This year we wanted to get more folks involved, have some fun on gameday, and start to…



AGM Reminder

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Hey Army! Don’t forget this coming Sunday Sunday Sunday is our annual general meeting at Highmark Stadium! Come on out at noon and join the discussion about the upcoming season. It’s a good time to shake off those winter cobwebs and say hi to some folks you haven’t seen since October. Representatives from the Riverhounds FO will also be available if you have any questions for them. In addition, as long as there’s no shipping delays, you’ll be able to pick up your 2018 membership package. After the AGM the Hounds will be taking on Cleveland State (weather permitting I assume) down on the field. Kickoff is at 2 pm and it’s free to the public.

See yinz on Sunday!

#UNLEASH