Know Your Enemy: New York Red Bulls II

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Well the 2017 season is officially here tomorrow night and I think we can all agree that putting the rough 2016 campaign to bed is going to be a much welcome feeling (tifo spoiler in that opening there for ya). Before I get started with giving you guys some info on the Hounds first opponent, let me just apologize for slacking on the preview column towards the end of (more middle) last season.  I think we were all sharing the same malaise and frustration at a season that pretty much had everything you could imagine and not in the positive sense.

Just like last year though, the Hounds open the season hosting the defending USL Cup Champions, this time the New York Red Bulls II. The Red Bulls ran rough shot over the USL in their second season in the league, posting a very impressive 21-3-6 record…



A Couple Section Changes

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Hey Army!

With the home opener coming up this weekend there are a couple small changes with our section I want to make everyone aware of-

1) The supporters section is a little smaller this year. If you haven’t been on Ticketmaster you may have missed that only the river side of the East stands is now designated as the supporters section. The two sections closer to the grandstand are now assigned seating. Stinks to see the supporters section shrink but it’s not like we were taking up the entire stand anyways. This won’t really effect the core of us, but if you’re kind of a fringe supporter who stands off to the side be aware you need to go towards the river side if you have a GA ticket. Maybe make a new friend with the ambulance driver.

2) We talked about this at…



Where are they now? 2017 Edition

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As the season approaches we like to take a look back at the previous year’s roster and see where everyone landed. By this point most of the guys who left have probably found a new club. The below list is accurate to the best of my Google abilities. I apologize in advance if I’m missing anyone or the information is inaccurate.

Returning Players

Danny Earls
Nick Thompson
Jack Thompson
Ryan Adeleye
Stephen Okai
Mike Green
Kevin Kerr
Chevaughn Walsh
Corey Hertzog
Ben Swanson (Crew loan)
Cristian Martinez (Crew loan)
Marshall Hollingsworth (Crew loan)

Back in Columbus

Zack Steffen
Rodrigo Saravia – On loan to IK Frej (Sweden)

Off to New Clubs

Mauricio Vargas – LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica)
Conor Branson – Chattanooga FC (NPSL)
Jordan Murrell – Reno 1868 FC (USL)
Karsten Smith – FC Edmonton (NASL)
Alex Harlley – Santa Clarita Storm (UPSL)
Lebo Moloto –…



Tifo Painting Day 3/18

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We’re under three weeks until the home opener which means we’re also under three weeks until our traditional home opener tifo. We have a fun one planned this year and as always we need your help to paint it! Come on out on Saturday March 18th at 9 AM to fellow member’s Aaron and Ashley’s house in Imperial. To avoid plastering their address all over the internet if you need directions shoot us a message. If we get 10+ people we can usually bang out a tifo in 2-3 hours. If you can’t make it until after 11 AM maybe hold off for the next tifo date.

If you can bring a brush we always appreciate it. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. We need big brushes for the middle areas and smaller ones for the detail work. Also a throw…