Category: Highmark Stadium

RECAP: New Era Hounds


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.


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…

News: Highmark Stadium Expanding


It’s been somewhat common knowledge since the beginning of the season that the Hounds would need to expand Highmark Stadium in the near future, if not this offseason, to meet USSF Division 2 standards. Well since the offseason is upon us it’s time to start making those plans. As reported by John K over at General Manager Kevin Johnston has confirmed that once the season wraps up on the 14th the Hounds will get the ball rolling on adding seats to the stadium.

For those who may not be aware Division 2 standards require a team to play in stadiums with at least 5,000 seating capacity. I’ve seen some back and forth, but from what I understand this does not include standing room only. Seating being the key word. Highmark Stadium as it currently sits clocks in at…

GAMEDAY 25: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Lehigh Valley


7PM – Highmark Stadium

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Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:


REF: Ms. Tori Penso
AR1: Mr. Brian Miller
AR2: Mr. Austin Saini
4TH: Mr. Paul Deverse

Morning Line Odds, via BET365

PIT +125

DRAW +230

LHV +175

Two wins in two is technically a winning streak.

The Hounds look to keep the good times going as they host in-state opponent Lehigh Valley in another huge match. a win plus some favorable results around the league and the Hounds can find themselves above the playoff. Both sides will be missing key pieces and will have to adapt. An interesting 90 minutes are certainly in store.


GAMEDAY 20: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Charleston Battery


7PM – Highmark Stadium

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Match Officials: As Assigned by PRO:


REF: Mr. Charles Murphy
AR1: Mr. Gregory Irwin
AR2: Mr. Democratic Pashalidis
4TH: Ms. Ashley Smyda

We’ve got an interesting midweek match on our hands here, Army. The Hounds, well adapt at the low scoring draw, host a top-of-the-table Battery that has lost two straight and holders of an away record that doesn’t read like anything you would expect from the best in the East. Are the Hounds catching Charleston at the right time, or have the Battery found an ideal opponent with which to right the ship?

For the Hounds, it appears to be a case of…