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…



Pride Scarf Sold Out – Second Run Coming

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Holy crap guys! The excitement for our special Pride scarf (as modeled above by the WoMonGoals ladies) completely blew us out of the water. We thought 50 would last us a while if we sold a couple here and there. We’re so happy to say we didn’t even make it into the game last night before they were all gone. You all are awesome!

Since the demand caught us a little off guard and there’s still some folks who want them, we’re going to get a second run going ASAP. It’ll take a couple weeks to get them in, but once they’re here you’ll be able to pick one up at any Steel Army / Riverhounds event that we’re at. We’ll also get the second run on the online store for anyone who can’t make it out.

Don’t forget…



Second Round US Open Cup Matchup Set

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One of the best parts of the soccer calendar is the US Open Cup. It’s one of if not the longest running competition in the US, and it’s always fun to see how far small teams (and more importantly the Hounds) can go. FC Cincinnati’s deep run last season brought about a lot of buzz and begrudgingly was exciting to watch. For us the highlight in recent years was when DC United came to town in 2015. While the Hounds didn’t come out of the match victorious, it was still a magical night that everyone fondly remembers. Unfortunately since then the Hounds have really struggled in the tournament, but we have high hopes that’ll turn around this season.

Last night the Erie Commodores beat the Rochester River Dogz in penalties to move on to the next round where they’ll take on the Hounds…



Watch Party: Riverhounds @ Tampa – 5/19

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It’s once again time to head to our new favorite back room bar at Smokin’ Joes! No matter what happens on Friday the match next weekend at Tampa is another big one against a perennial top team. We figure it’s a good match to get everyone back together at Smokin’ Joes. Keep your calendar clear, grab a friend, and come on down!

We’re still confirming the details on the start time and any specials, but we figure it’ll be similar if not the same as last time. We’ll update this post once we have them. Be aware it is a 7:30 kick off. Also, this will be a 21 and over event again. Apologies to our younger members.

See yinz there!

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