Category: Old Guard Shield

GAMEDAY 20: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Charleston Battery

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7PM – Highmark Stadium

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Match Officials: As Assigned by PRO:

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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…



GAMEDAY 7: Riverhounds vs City Islanders

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7PM – Highmark Stadium

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Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:

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REF: Mr. Calin Radosav
AR1: Ms. Adrienne McDonald
AR2: Mr. Brandon Smith
4TH: Mr. Alfonso Fajardo

What a time to face Harrisburg, no? The Riverhounds, coming off their most disappointing result of the season, are coming home to play one of the biggest matches of the season. It will be a test to show if the squad has the resilience to bounce back and put together a full 90 minutes against their in-state rivals at a time when three points would be critical. It’s hard to say that you have must-wins in the first 10 matches of the season, but it’s…



Game 6 Recap: Hhhmmm…

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I’m going to be upfront and say I didn’t watch this match, and I don’t expect to have the time to watch the replay. From the sounds of it the game was a soggy affair, and despite the final score the Hounds continued to play decent. So with that said I’m not going to comment on the match in particular. Instead I want to touch on some broader thoughts.

If you were to chart out my confidence and happiness this season it’s been on a downward trend since the opener. Six games in and the Hounds are sinking down the standings with a 1-3-2 record. 5 points in six games. While the team started better this year, at this point things aren’t looking that much different than the recent bad seasons. After six games played in 2014 and 2016 the Hounds…



GAMEDAY 6: Richmond Kickers vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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5PM – City Stadium

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Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:

REF: Mr. Mark Gorak
AR1: Mr. Ben Pilgrim
AR2: Mr. Will Aten
4TH: Mr. Aaron Hormuth

Morning Line Odds via BET365

RIC -110

Draw +250

PIT +230

Are the Pittsburgh Riverhounds a good team? It is a question no one may be able to answer yet. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and a little of the stuff in between, so we sit here on this fence about how realistically optimistic we should feel. With all that said, the Hounds’ opponent today, is bad. Richmond has one win against three losses. They’ve been kept off the score sheet in three of those matches, and have a single goal in…