Category: Major League Soccer

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

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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

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Spiffy graphic courtesy of the USL Twitter account.

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

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REF: JAIME HERRERA
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…



Midweek Recap: Pittsburgh Proud

The Hounds battle strong for 90 minutes but falter in extra time.

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What a night! In a packed Highmark Stadium we saw some very entertaining soccer, and despite the score line it was one of the best games I’ve experienced. Sitting here this morning I’m still trying to process it all.

D.C. United came out with a stronger line up than expected, but the Hounds rose up to the challenge for most of the game. Even after going down early they kept up the pressure and were able to draw a PK not long after. It was a back and forth game that overall looked pretty even from my vantage point. Great stretches of pressure from both squads. It wasn’t until the end, and especially in extra time, that the Hounds really started to stumble against the MLS side. Conditioning is where the…