Category: American Soccer

GAMEDAY 9: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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Al Lang Stadium – 7:30PM

Watch: Locally – Pittsburgh CW, Elsewhere – ESPN+

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REF: Mr. David Barrie
AR1: Mr. Walter Heatherly
AR2: Mr. Matthew Osterhouse
4TH: Ms. Janessa Gunn

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TAM +175

DRAW +225

PIT +125

If, when last season ended, we had been told that between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, one team would be a bit of a trainwreck before the tenth game of the season, everyone would have shoved all their cash on the Hounds. But, here we are. The Hounds haven’t lost yet this season and Tampa Bay have just lost in their first Open Cup match, sacked…



US OPEN CUP RECAP: Masters and Commanders

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The Hounds went up to Erie last night and took care of business, defeating the Erie Commodores 2-1. Besides securing the victory they also got the Open Cup road loss monkey (or parrot if we’re going to stick with cliche nautical things) off their back. Two early-ish goals was all the boys needed though it wasn’t as comfortable as maybe we hoped. Giving up a goal right before the half is never good, but fortunately the Hounds locked it down in the second half and kept it from being a momentum changer.

I ended up having to listen to the “radio” for most of the game so I don’t have much to say on how well the team looked. Quick aside: how awesome was it to have that option? I have no idea what the logistics would be, but a home audio…



Second Round US Open Cup Matchup Set

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One of the best parts of the soccer calendar is the US Open Cup. It’s one of if not the longest running competition in the US, and it’s always fun to see how far small teams (and more importantly the Hounds) can go. FC Cincinnati’s deep run last season brought about a lot of buzz and begrudgingly was exciting to watch. For us the highlight in recent years was when DC United came to town in 2015. While the Hounds didn’t come out of the match victorious, it was still a magical night that everyone fondly remembers. Unfortunately since then the Hounds have really struggled in the tournament, but we have high hopes that’ll turn around this season.

Last night the Erie Commodores beat the Rochester River Dogz in penalties to move on to the next round where they’ll take on the Hounds…



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…