Category: United Soccer League

GAMEDAY 9: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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Al Lang Stadium – 7:30PM

Watch: Locally – Pittsburgh CW, Elsewhere – ESPN+

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REF: Mr. David Barrie
AR1: Mr. Walter Heatherly
AR2: Mr. Matthew Osterhouse
4TH: Ms. Janessa Gunn

odds-2018

TAM +175

DRAW +225

PIT +125

If, when last season ended, we had been told that between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, one team would be a bit of a trainwreck before the tenth game of the season, everyone would have shoved all their cash on the Hounds. But, here we are. The Hounds haven’t lost yet this season and Tampa Bay have just lost in their first Open Cup match, sacked…



GAME 8 RECAP: Defense Wins Championships

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Friday night was a battle of who would blink first. Typically someone does, but when the best home defense goes up against the best road defense, a nil nil draw is pretty par for the course. It wasn’t for the lack of trying though. This was one of those deceptive matches where if you looked at the box score and the teams involved you might assume it was a snooze fest. Friday night was anything but. Both teams came out pretty tentative to start as they felt each other out. After the first 15 minutes or so the Hounds decided they had enough of that and really put the pressure on Indy for the rest of the match.

The Hounds played an incredibly aggressive game, making Indy’s midfield looked like they forgot how to properly pass. I lost count of how many…



Kings of the North

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The Hounds went to Rochester and came back with the rare win. To be fair the Hounds were more or less filling in for the Rhinos, but we’ll take any victories up there when we can. The boys were a little sloppier than their last outing against Atlanta 2. Toronto had quite a few dangerous looks in the second half, and eventually got a late goal. Fortunately Toronto is tteerrriibbbllleee and couldn’t do anything about the Hounds two goal lead for most of the game. Despite having a consistent starting 11 for once, Toronto’s defense was particularly bad this week. They looked like a bunch of cones out there and were about as effective. Perhaps they got a little rattled from playing I front of a dozen more people than they’re used to at home. The Hounds attack really had their way…



GAMEDAY 7: Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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6PM – Marina Auto Stadium

Watch Live: Locally – Pittsburgh CW, Elsewhere – ESPN+

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REF: Mr. Elvis Osmanovic
AR1: Mr. Democratis Pashalidis
AR2: Mr. B J Dunham
4TH: Mr. David Johnson

odds-2018

Via BET365

TOR +225

DRAW +200

PIT +120

The Hounds look to keep their best start to a season going as they head… to Rochester… to face Toronto… in what is considered a road game… because USL. Any locals who turn out will most likely want to see Bob Lilley and a handful for former Rhinos come out on top, making this an at worst neutral site match.

The thing about…