Category: United Soccer League

GAMEDAY 9: Ottawa Fury vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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2PM – TD Place

Watch Live Via the YouTubes

Match Officials, as assigned by CSA:

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REF: Mr. Francis Latuippe

AR1: Ms. Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien

AR2: Mr. Lyes Arfa

4TH: Ms. Carol Anne Chenard

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OTT +100

DRAW +240

PIT +210

It’s been 10 days since the Hounds were last in action, including a four day break over last weekend. The batteries can be fully recharged and ready to tackle the second quarter of the season. In contrast, Ottawa played on Wednesday in the opening round of Canadian Championship against Edmonton and will, today, compete in their fifth match in 15 days. Will it be rest or repetition…



Know Your Enemy: Ottawa (1-2-3, 14th in East)

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Well its finally here, the Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh matchup that everyone has been talking about, the Eastern Conference Finals….oh wait, what..whoops. Well as the Pens get ready to host Ottawa on Saturday, the Hounds will be heading north looking to make three wins on the spin as they face the Fury for the first time in the two teams history.

Ottawa joined the USL from the slowly dying NASL this season and are having a bit of a rough go in their first season in the league. The Fury are off to a 1-2-3 start, earning half their points on draws and getting their only victory at Richmond, a game in which they scored on the counter and held on for a 1-0 win despite being pressured constantly.

Ottawa is coming off three straight draws, two of them being scoreless, so they are…



Romeo Parkes is Back

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Romeo Parkes. Boy is that a name I didn’t expect to hear again. We haven’t talked about player news or signings much on the blog this season, but this one warrants a post. The Riverhounds have re-signed Romeo Parkes.

Quick recap for anyone living under a rock. About this time last season during a match against the New York Red Bulls II, in a fit of rage Romeo Parkes kicked Karl Ouimette in the back. Parkes was subsequently given a red card, released from the team, and received a one season ban by the USL which also translated to a worldwide FIFA ban. His ban ended in October last year when the USL season ended, and since then he has been linked to a prior club, AD Isidro Metapán in El Salvador. The incident propelled the Riverhounds to worldwide attention in a manner…



GAMEDAY 8: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Toronto FC II

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7PM – Highmark Stadium

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Watch Live Via the ESPN3s 

Match Officials: as assigned by PRO:

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REF: Mr. Matthew Franz
AR1: Mr. Ross Kleinstuber
AR2: Mr. Darth Newman
4TH: Mr. Maxwell Hartman
VAR: Mr. Geoff Gamble

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PIT +120

DRAW +240

TOR +175

To start, let us go over a few oddities about tonight’s match that you may want to be aware of…

– This is the “USL Game of the Week” which means it is harder to watch online than every other match this season. It will not be available on the YouTubes, but rather via ESPN’s streaming service, the ESPN3s. If you don’t have…