Category: Riverhounds

Game 10 Recap: Well Crud

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The Hound’s three game win and clean sheet streak came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Louisville 1-0. It’s a disappointing result to be sure. The match actually seemed pretty even to me and on paper when you have two teams next to each other in the standings playing similar style soccer with similar form of play during the match, I think a draw would’ve been a fairer result. Unfortunately real life tends to have other plans.

The Hounds midfield continues to be the strongest side of the ball. They had pretty good possession throughout the match and there was some really good build up play. The same can be said of Louisville. The difference maker between the two teams, as you might expect when one team scores and the other doesn’t, was on the attacking side of the…



Game 9 Recap: Rule of Thirds

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For the third match in a row the Hounds took care of business and came away with another three points. Three consecutive shutouts. +3 goal differential. Third place in the standings. I’d argue the Hounds haven’t even looked that good during this stretch of games- no style points for sure. However they do seem to have found a way to plug the leaky defense and bunkered down into playing the counter attack. All you need is that one wonder strike to seal the deal, and they’ve found it each game. Even though the last couple games haven’t been “big” win’s (Harrisburg aside), they’re important wins in showing the Hounds have turned a corner. Games like the last two against bad teams have been trap games in the past. Not so much this year. If you want to be taken seriously you…



GAMEDAY 9: Ottawa Fury vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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2PM – TD Place

Watch Live Via the YouTubes

Match Officials, as assigned by CSA:

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REF: Mr. Francis Latuippe

AR1: Ms. Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien

AR2: Mr. Lyes Arfa

4TH: Ms. Carol Anne Chenard

Morning Line Odds, via BET365

OTT +100

DRAW +240

PIT +210

It’s been 10 days since the Hounds were last in action, including a four day break over last weekend. The batteries can be fully recharged and ready to tackle the second quarter of the season. In contrast, Ottawa played on Wednesday in the opening round of Canadian Championship against Edmonton and will, today, compete in their fifth match in 15 days. Will it be rest or repetition…



Romeo Parkes is Back

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Romeo Parkes. Boy is that a name I didn’t expect to hear again. We haven’t talked about player news or signings much on the blog this season, but this one warrants a post. The Riverhounds have re-signed Romeo Parkes.

Quick recap for anyone living under a rock. About this time last season during a match against the New York Red Bulls II, in a fit of rage Romeo Parkes kicked Karl Ouimette in the back. Parkes was subsequently given a red card, released from the team, and received a one season ban by the USL which also translated to a worldwide FIFA ban. His ban ended in October last year when the USL season ended, and since then he has been linked to a prior club, AD Isidro Metapán in El Salvador. The incident propelled the Riverhounds to worldwide attention in a manner…