Category: Steel Army

Know Your Enemy: Tampa Bay

Photo by Brian Blanco/Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Hounds host third place Tampa Bay Thursday night at Highmark, the first time the two teams have faced each other in USL league play, with Tampa joining the USL from the NASL this year. The Rowdies are no stranger to Highmark stadium though, visiting in 2015 for a US Open Cup tie that Rob Vincent would win for the Hounds in extra time.

Despite being third in the east, Tampa Bay is on a bit of a downswing in the form table, winless in their last five games, going 0-1-4. That run consists of four straight draws against Richmond, Rochester, Charlotte and St. Louis.  You could argue that Tampa beefed up on points early in the season against some possibly inferior competition and are falling back to the pack.  The Rowdies are also aided by playing the…



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…



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…



Tifo painting & watch party

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It’s that time again to put on some old clothes and grab a paint brush- we have another tifo to paint. Since we’re in the middle of the season this time let’s go nuts and throw in a watch party too! Join us on Saturday June 17th at Army member Zach’s house in Squirrel Hill. You can find his address in the Speakeasy. If you forget the Speakeasy password check your email for the Steel Army Dispatch. We’ll start painting at 4 pm and watch the Hounds take on Louisville at 7. BYOB. We’ll order some pizza or something before the game.

As always if you can bring a brush we appreciate it. Also a throw away plastic cup to hold the paint is helpful. If you have any questions drop us a line.

#UNLEASH