Category: United Soccer League

Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Harrisburg (2-3-3, 12th in East)

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The Hounds have a quick chance to turn around and rebuild momentum and look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Harrisburg Wednesday night to play the City Islanders. Pittsburgh lost to Louisville Saturday night in a disappointing night at Highmark, where they boys just could not convert on their chances.

Harrisburg is 0-1-2 since being defeated at Highmark Stadium 1-0 late last month, losing to New York and drawing with Charleston and Richmond. Harrisburg sit 12th in the East currently and have not won in 5, important for the Hounds to not let them gain any confidence early. A win for Pittsburgh in this game would already clinch the Keystone Derby Cup only a third of the way through the season, something that has been settled on the last day of the season in the trophy’s first two seasons.

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Game 10 Recap: Well Crud

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The Hound’s three game win and clean sheet streak came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Louisville 1-0. It’s a disappointing result to be sure. The match actually seemed pretty even to me and on paper when you have two teams next to each other in the standings playing similar style soccer with similar form of play during the match, I think a draw would’ve been a fairer result. Unfortunately real life tends to have other plans.

The Hounds midfield continues to be the strongest side of the ball. They had pretty good possession throughout the match and there was some really good build up play. The same can be said of Louisville. The difference maker between the two teams, as you might expect when one team scores and the other doesn’t, was on the attacking side of the…



Know Your Enemy: Louisville City FC (3-3-1, 4th in East)

louisvilleThe Hounds return home this Saturday to host Louisville City FC coming off three straight wins in the league and an unfortunate loss in the US Open Cup. Let’s focus on the positive though; the boys are 3rd in the East and climbing up the table.

Pittsburgh fielded a somewhat reserve team in the loss to Chicago United FC on Wednesday, but brought in regulars throughout as subs. Wednesday night also a full 90 minutes for Romeo Parkes, who assisted Kay Banjo on the lone Hounds goal.

Louisville City have been in Pittsburgh since Wednesday, playing their second round US Open match at Highmark Stadium against the Tartan Devils, handing them a tough 9-0 romping. I unfortunately didn’t make it on Wednesday night as I had to work, but fair play to the support, I heard it was great despite the result.

In the league,…



Game 9 Recap: Rule of Thirds

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For the third match in a row the Hounds took care of business and came away with another three points. Three consecutive shutouts. +3 goal differential. Third place in the standings. I’d argue the Hounds haven’t even looked that good during this stretch of games- no style points for sure. However they do seem to have found a way to plug the leaky defense and bunkered down into playing the counter attack. All you need is that one wonder strike to seal the deal, and they’ve found it each game. Even though the last couple games haven’t been “big” win’s (Harrisburg aside), they’re important wins in showing the Hounds have turned a corner. Games like the last two against bad teams have been trap games in the past. Not so much this year. If you want to be taken seriously you…