Category: College

Game 8 Recap: Won a Game, Lost a Coach


What a whirlwind couple of days huh? In less than twenty-four hours the Hounds won their first game of the season, parted ways with coach Steffens, and announced coach Brandt as his successor. I spent a good chunk of Sunday just processing it all. This is going to be a long one, there’s a lot to talk about. With the coaching change the win over Toronto FC II got kind of lost, so let’s talk about that first.

We’ve finally won a game! Boy does that feel good. Sure makes the rainy weather bearable. It was another exciting match between these two teams. The Hounds came out a little slow to start. While Toronto didn’t have many opportunities they did dominate possession early on. After a while the Hounds found their legs and really turned up the pressure. The started to control the…

Hounds Win First Preseason Match 2-1, 3 New Names Emerge


The 2016 version of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds started their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Penn State at the college side’s indoor facility. It appears that everyone survived the contest without injury and 19 players, signed and unsigned, took to the field for the professional club.

Mark Steffens’ first starting XI of the year featured six returning players, four totally new faces, and a returning Hunter Gilstrap between the woodwork. Penn State alum Corey Hertzog started up top to lead the Hounds attack.

With early exhibition contests comes a slew of names not (yet?) on the roster and one of them found their way onto the field to start the friendly. Someone with the last name ‘Murrell’ was listed as the left back for Pittsburgh. A quick search through the Googles reveals that it was probably Jordan Murrell, a Syracuse alum who spent…

2016 Preseason


Besides announcing the long awaited regular season schedule last week, the Riverhounds also dropped their preseason schedule. As usual it’s a smattering of college teams, but it’s a different group than we’ve seen over the past few seasons.

2/28 – @ Penn State – 1 pm
3/6 – vs Ohio State – 1 pm
3/13 – vs Michigan – 12 pm
3/18 – vs Akron – 6 pm

Nothing against the local colleges the Hounds tend to play, but they aren’t exactly powerhouse programs. It tough to get a good idea of what the team will be like going into the season when they roll through the preseason. Last year most of the schools they faced were outside of the top 100. This year they’re mostly in the top 50. I don’t follow college soccer so I don’t have a lot to…

Hounds Set Preseason Schedule, Your Attendance is Expected

This morning, word slipped out about a few Riverhounds’ preseason game, by way of their collegiate opponents’ websites. By this afternoon, the team released the entire preseason fixture list.





Feb. 24

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