Category: Riverhounds

Game 15 Recap: Head Over Heels

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Even a couple a days after the fact I’m still buzzing about the Hounds win on Thursday. They came out against one of the best teams in the Eastern conference and just asserted their will for most of the match. It was a trap game where for once we were the trap. I don’t know if the roster shakeup is what did it or if Brandt really laid into them this week after the abysmal Louisville loss, but whatever it was it worked. This is the Hounds team we like to see.

Maybe saying they asserted themselves / were dominate isn’t the best way to describe it. If you look at the stats Tampa out possessed the Hounds by a wide margin, 63% to 37%, but they weren’t able to do anything with it. Half of their shots were from outside…



Weekday Hangover: Panic. Don’t Panic.

Last night got out of hand
In lieu of a recap I thought I’d dust off the old Weekday Hangover and ramble for a few.

I actually don’t really know where to go with this. The only reason my finger is only hovering over the panic button instead of furiously pressing it is I didn’t expect the Hounds to win last weekend anyways. On the road, at a place they Hounds haven’t had success at before, against a team on a definitive upward swing… it wasn’t a recipe for success. Perhaps my pre-game acceptance of a loss says it all.

I’m starting to think this is just who the Hounds are. They started off strong and exciting, but have since fallen back to earth. Our brief foray into 4th place was just a fluke of scheduling. The rest of the league has caught up…



Game 13 Recap: Bottles

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In a battle of who could miss a shot the worst, the Hounds are returning from the great white north with a point. Last week Coach Brandt dropped some scathing quotes after the loss to Harrisburg, rightfully so, and at least during the first half it looked like the Hounds heard it loud and clear. The Hounds opened up the game looking very cool and confident. The midfield was controlling the ball well when they had it, and getting it back quick when they didn’t. Unfortunately as has been the case many times this year they didn’t have anything to show for it, whiffing on a couple golden chances for good measure. And then the second half happened.

For whatever reason, maybe too much poutine in the locker room, the Hounds came out looking like crap for a good portion of the…



GAMEDAY 13: Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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7:30PM – Ontario Soccer Centre

Watch Live via the YouTubes

Match Officials, as assigned by CSA:

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REF: Ms. Alexis Vaughan

AR1: Mr. Peter Pendli

AR2: Mr. Philippe Bettez Quessy

4TH: Ms. Carol Anne Chenard

Morning Line Odds, via BET365

TOR +160

DRAW +240

PIT +130

The Hounds have traveled back North in search of three points against a Toronto II side that has two hands wrapped firmly around the wooden spoon but with the unpredictability of roster adjustments as MLS in on an international break. The beloved will need to continue their dominance over the Canadian teams to stay in the thick of a congested Eastern Conference table.

For…