Category: International Soccer

Know Your Enemy: Impact II


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


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…

Gameday 8: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Toronto FC II


7 PM – Highmark Stadium
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Gameday 2: Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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4PM – Ontario Soccer Centre

Watch live via the YouTubes

Moring Line Odd from Bet365

Toronto +120

Draw +240

Pittsburgh +188

After what seems like an eternity, the Hounds are back in action after last week’s postponed match. The boys travel above the boarder (Remember: one case of beer per person when traveling) and face the Baby Reds of TFCII. Mark Steffens has a bit of a challenge on his hands with this being only the second competitive match his side will have played over the nine weeks that the team has been assembled since the beginning of training and pre-season. In contrast, Toronto picked up their first win of the campaign last weekend, during an all Canadian affair in Montreal.

Pittsburgh will…