Category: United Soccer League

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…



GAME 32 RECAP: Battle Chess

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In the third and final matchup of the regular season the Hounds and Cincy played a chess match to a perfect stalemate on Saturday. Fresh off of securing a home playoff game the Hounds were looking to keep the momentum going, and I suppose they did with a draw even if it wasn’t the most satisfying. Lilley came out with an attack heavy starting line up showing that he wants to keep the pedal to the floor going into the post season. For much of the match it seemed to work. The Hounds controlled the game well and kept Cincy in check. The attack looked dangerous and tallied a whopping 18 shots over the course of the game. But almost as expected at this point the finishing left something to be desired. Only 4 of the 18 shots were on target and…



GAME 30 RECAP: KEYSTONE CHAMPS

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An ugly game on a crap field, aka another night in Harrisburg. There is nothing worth taking away from this match other than…

KEYSTONE CUP CHAMPIONS!

OLD GUARD SHIELD CHAMPIONS!

PLAYOFF BOUND!

’nuff said.

#UNLEASH



Watch Party Saturday

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As if we didn’t have enough going on this week we have a watch party on Saturday. After tifo painting in the morning come join us at Smokin’ Joes in the South Side as we cheer on the Hounds in Charlotte. Game starts at 7, party starts at 6. The usual food and drink specials, including a free pint of the Golden Hound after each Hounds goal, still apply.

FAIR WARNING: We’ve been at capacity the last couple watch parties. If you’re not a fan of cramped spaces the watch party may not be for you. Also don’t expect to sit, there’s very little to begin with and it goes quick.

See yinz there!

#UNLEASH