Category: Major League Soccer

Know Your Enemy: Toronto FC II

Toronto FC II

Opponent: Toronto FC II
Record: (1-0-1)
Supporters: Not Really

The Hounds look to shake off the rust as the travel up north on Sunday to face to their first MLS reserve side of the season. The Hounds are the only team in the USL to only play one match due to the postponement of last week’s home game against Harrisburg. A positive result in Canada would be very much needed. To be honest I was not looking forward to delving in to my first KYE of a “2” team, something about them and the other reserve sides in the league just feels a little off.

So abooot those neighbors to the north, TFC2 are 1-0-1 after beating their fellow Canadian friends Montreal Impact “deux”. Some of you may have seen the game winning goal of that game by young forward, Raheem…

Hounds Transfer Vincent to D.C. United

After weeks of flirting, D.C. United really does like Rob Vincent and they decided to go steady. Vincent will be the third Riverhound to join D.C. United over the past decade, and the second to jump to MLS this offseason. 

As supporters it’s a case of mixed emotions. Mostly we’re super happy for Rob. He’s a force on the field and a great guy off it. It’s been awesome to watch him start his professional career in Pittsburgh, and after a lot of hard work being able to make the jump to the next level. Even better it’s to a historic club (in the US soccer world anyways). He may not be on D.C. United’s first team right away, but we’re sure he’s going to kick ass and get there sooner rather than later. We’re looking…

Hounds Affiliate with Crew


Last week the somewhat surprising news dropped that the Riverhounds are jumping back into the affiliation game. Even though the Hounds did well as an independent team in 2015, the siren’s call is no doubt alluring. Obviously the new affiliation will be a big part of how next season plays out.

The general feeling from many of us after the 2014 season was that working with Houston was more trouble than it was worth, with players bouncing up and down on a weekly basis and the two biggest pieces of that agreement, Lisch and Arena, missing big matches when recalled to Houston due to injuries to the MLS side. That off-season, came a new coach, new president, and news that the hounds had decided to go solo in 2015, leaving Houston to find another dance partner. That decision left the roster…

Gameday: New York Red Bulls II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Spiffy graphic courtesy of the USL Twitter account.

5PM – Red Bull Arena
Watch Live via Youtube or at Piper’s Pub

AR1: Danny Thornberry
AR2: Tom Felice
4TH: Ernie Constantine

Playoffs baby! After a rollercoaster of a season the Riverhounds are back in the post season where they belong. Last week might as well have been a playoff game with the do or die game in Harrisburg. The Hounds got the job done, and any post season nerves the team might have were left in Harrisburg. Because of some stumbles through out the season the Hounds championship run is going to be completely on the road. Fortunately for them a first round match up against New York Red Bulls II is probably the best they could’ve hoped for. Over…