Category: International Soccer

Gameday 21: FC Montreal vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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7:00 PM – Complexe Sportif Claude-Robilard



Gameday 12: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs FC Montreal

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7 PM – Highmark Stadium
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Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:
REF: Mr. Elvis Mahmutovic
AR1: Mr. Stephen Montanino
AR2: Mr. Democratis Pashalidis
4TH: Mr. Jason Caruso

Yellow Card Accumulation
5 yellows = 1 game suspension
Moloto – 3
Swanson – 2
Murrell – 2
Okai – 2
Branson – 1
Gilstrap – 1
Hunt – 1

FC Montreal comes to town for the battle of the Eastern Conference basement. Montreal is the only team in the entire league worse than the Hounds this season. Even with the Hounds continued slide surely this is a match they can win right? Right? Brandt has been with the team long enough now that whatever system he wants to implement should be well understood by now. We’re in must win territory now….



Know Your Enemy: Impact II

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Opponent: Montreal Impact II
Record: 1-10-1 (Bottom East)

Well for once the Riverhounds are playing a team below them in the standings and of course that can only be one team, the Montreal Impact II. The MLS reserve team is the worst in the league with only 4 points and one win.

To be fair to them though, after losing their first eight games, the Impact are 1-2-1 in their last four games, earning all their points of the season recently. Also, their lone win on the season was in Richmond, a tough place to play and where the Hounds just lost 3-1.

Our opponents seem to be trending upward, so nothing can be taken for granted come Saturday. If there is to be any sort of resurgence in the second half of the season is going to have to start with a win over…



Game 8 Recap: Won a Game, Lost a Coach

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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…