Category: Steel Army

Recap: Numb

Bethlehem

Well crap. After a week of hype and more confidence than we’ve ever had everything has come crashing down. The Hounds have been knocked out of the playoffs on penalties by Bethlehem. It’s an incredibly rough ending to a a amazing season, but such is the nature of the beast.

After the final whistle I didn’t find myself angry like a loss sometimes makes me feel. Instead I was mostly just numb, and not just because of the weather. Nobody wanted this to go to penalty kicks. The Hounds have been abysmal at them all season along with set pieces in general. It seemed like we would avoid it with Roberts extra time goal, but it wasn’t to be. The ghost of losing leads doesn’t stop at 90 minutes. When the clock hit 120 I braced myself for the worse, and once Lee…



Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Union 2

Union
Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Bethlehem Steel Philadelphia Union 2
Saturday October 20th
Highmark Stadium
7 PM

By The Numbers
Form
L-W-D-D-W
GF: 7
GA: 5

Road Record
6-8-3
GF: 24
GA: 25

2018 Matchups
8/12 : 2-1 Riverhounds Win (@ Bethlehem)
9/7 : 4-1 Riverhounds Win

All Time Series
4-2-2

It’s the match up a lot of us were hoping for and the one you have to feel the best about. Bethlehem is not a scary opponent and one of the few teams we’ve owned this season. In fact, despite having a fairly even record over the three years they’ve been around the Hounds have always gotten a positive result at home. Ignoring the final regular season standings, just based on our past matches the Hounds have to be favorites to get through to the second round for the first time in a long time.

Bethlehem…



Saturday Activities

party-time

Obviously you’re coming to the playoff game on Saturday, but maybe you’re wondering what’s going on with the Steel Army, tailgating, and things of that nature. We got you covered. Welcome to the informational hub for all things Steel Army this coming Saturday.

Tailgate

Start time: 1 pm
Where: Our usual area in the west lot

We’ll be kicking off our tailgate early for those who want to spend the afternoon in good company. We’ll have our usual grill fare and extra snacks are welcome. If you bring food be OK with it getting tossed at the end. We don’t save anything and won’t have time to hunt people down to return their Tupperware.

We’ll have a 1/4 keg of something to share in our merriment. DO NOT rely on this for drinks. Once it’s gone it’s gone and with the expected crowd I…



PLAYOFFS BABY!

hype-train

The Hounds lost last night in a frustrating fashion. The game was such a mixed bag that ultimately didn’t really matter anyways since we were already locked into 3rd. After mulling it over all night I’m just going to saw screw it and focus on this coming weekend. IT’S PLAYOFF TIME! We’re back in the playoffs after a two year “break” and have our first home game in 14 years to boot. Let’s get this hype train rolling!

The one good thing about the loss is it’s given us probably the best match up for the first round of the playoffs. The trash from across the state are coming to town again. We’ve had Bethlehem’s number all season. There’s no reason to think we won’t again. We’ll have a full match preview up later in the week.

Our job right now is to…