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Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Tampa Bay (8-5-7, 4th in East)

Photo by Brian Blanco/Tampa Bay Rowdies

Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay seems to be on the right track after a bit of a rough stretch where they went 0-3-4 in May and June, including a 2-0 loss in Pittsburgh in June. After losing to Charleston the week following the Hounds loss, the Rowdies have won 2 of 3 with impressive victories over Cincinnati and Charleston.

The Hounds had a bit of a disappointing against Charleston on Wednesday night and look to bounce back in Tampa. If they are come away with any points on Saturday the Hounds will have to do what few teams have done in Tampa this season.  The Rowdies are 7-1-2 at home this season with the loss coming to the Battery.

Tampa Bay is in 4th place in the East with 31 points, 5 behind first place Charleston and 7…



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…



Know Your Enemy: Rochester 6-3-7 (7th in East, 25 pts)

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The Hounds travel to upstate New York on Saturday to face off with the Rhinos for the first time on 2017, a little late in the year to be facing their longtime USL rivals.

The Rhinos are 1-2-2 in their last five games and are 7th in the Eastern Conference with 25 points, 4 ahead of the Hounds with playing two less games.

Rochester’s season has been highlighted by victories over Tampa Bay and Cincinnati with a 4-0 thrashing of Charlotte thrown in there. The campaign has been up and down, similar to the Hounds.  The only win for the Rhinos in that time was a 1-0 victory over Harrisburg at home.

Jochen Graf is the teams co-leading scorer with 4 goals, Graf returned to the US in 2017 after spending time playing in the lower divisions in Germany and Sweden.

Also with four goals is Way Fall, which…



Harrisburg Away Trip Reminder

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I don’t really want to talk about Saturday’s (sort of depressing when you really think about it) draw, so instead let’s talk about something much more fun. The Harrisburg Away trip! We’re officially under a month to go and still plenty of seats available. Despite the Hounds record or their form of place, we always have a ton of fun on the Harrisburg trip. Just ask anyone who’s been on the bus in the past. This year not only are the usual league standings at stake, but there’s not one but two cups to play for. They Keystone Cup is still up for grabs with this winner take’s all match. It’s also the inaugural season of the Old Guard Shield, which we just so happen to be leading. There’s a lot of pride on the line which means we need to bring…