Tag: Charleston Battery

Game 3 Recap: Saving the Best for Last

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Mark it down. Week 3, the Hounds get their first win. And not just any win, but a win on a the road. And not just any road win, but a win against the Charleston Battery. I can’t remember the last time the Battery had a bad season, and if the stat I saw floating around Twitter is true, we haven’t beaten the Battery in over 5 years. By every measurement these were a big three points. Not to mention 3 points towards the Old Guard Shield!

It was interesting seeing the defensive formation the Hounds fell into when they lost the ball in the first half. After the change in possession the entire team retreated back to just behind the mid line and hunkered down, daring Charleston to try to get through. While they played deep, it kept them from…



GAMEDAY 3: Charleston Battery vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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7PM – MUSC Health Stadium

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Match Officials; as assigned by PRO:

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REF: Mr. Aleksander Zhelyazkov
AR1: Mr. Wilmer Soriano
AR2: Mr. James Felluca
4TH: Mr. Jack Schultz

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The Hounds hit the road for the first time this season to take on the Charleston Battery. They look to bounce back from a frustrating loss last week against the a team having a hot start to the season. The Hounds will be without the service of Agbossoumonde as he serves his one game suspension from the red card last week. In the interim they have picked up Abubakar on loan from the Columbus Crew. Presumably he’ll be in the line up tonight helping…



Know Your Enemy: Charleston Battery (2nd in East)

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The Riverhounds travel down south for their first road encounter of the year and you could say they are already facing a situation in which a loss must be avoided at all costs. Therein lays the peril when you begin you first two games at home and only manage one point from six and all too familiar felling begins to sink in with supporters.  Though, I will try not to get too negative, they were plenty of positives to take away from the first two games and hopefully the boys will build on that when they visit Charleston on Saturday.

What doesn’t bode well for the Hounds is that have not beat Charleston since 2011 and are currently on a stretch of 0-7-4 in those matches. Though, a 1-1 draw with Charleston last year down south is bit hope for a positive result. …



Introducing the Old Guard Shield!

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Take a moment and go to Wikipedia and look at the current club list for the USL. Look at the founded column. There’s an awful lot of teams whose foundation year starts with 201x. Do you know what the average club age is for the league? A little over six years. The median? Three. It’s a young league, no one’s denying that, especially if you’ve been following the expansion race over the years.

Now take a look at the list again. You know what else stands out besides all the young clubs? The five clubs over 10 years old. Charleston, Richmond, Rochester, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg in that order. You take those five clubs out and the league’s average age drops in half to three years. Know what the average age for those five teams is? 20 years.

So what are…