Tag: FC Cincinnati

Game 26 Recap: Road Draw


The Hounds continued their good run of form over the weekend by heading down to Cincinnati and snagging a point. No small feat considering Cincinnati has proved to be a tough place to play since coming into the league, and for us in particular they seem to have our number. The Hounds may still be looking for a win against Cincinnati, but they didn’t let them trip up our streak to the finish line.

The Hounds came out hungry to start the game and were rewarded with an early goal from Hertzog. The re-emergence of Hertzog continues to be the catalyst for the Hounds offense down the stretch. 4 goals in the last 3 games from him alone. I’m not sure if anyone else in the league is as hot has he is right now. Hertzog can’t stop, won’t stop. It’s the…

Enemy Update: Cincy



The Hounds travel to Cincinnati this Saturday afternoon in a pivotal
Eastern Conference playoff match, with Pittsburgh trailing Cincy
by one point in the standings.

Cincinnati is coming off a 3-1 win over Ottawa on August 23rd to break
a four game winless streak. Before the win Cincy had suffered back to
back big losses to NYRBII 4-0 and Louisville City 5-0 respectively.

Cincinnati’s inconsistent form throughout the season somewhat mirrors
the Hounds in that both teams have not been able to find solid ground
and make a run to the top of the standings.

Cincinnati though, did make a very deep US Open Cup, going all the
way to the semi-finals before losing to New York Red Bulls 3-2 in
extra time. The loss was especially heartbreaking for Cincy
considering they had a 2-0 lead deep in the second half and the game…



4PM – Nippert Stadium

Watch Live via the YouTubes or locally on Pittsburgh CW

Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:


REF: Mr. Joseph Dickerson
AR1: Mr. Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
AR2: Mr. Matthew Rodman
4TH: Ms. Maggie Short

Morning Line Odds, via BET365

CIN +110

DRAW +250

PIT +187

Three wins on the spin!! What?!?! Hounds have settled on a consistent lineup and the chemistry has started to come together.

Busy day, so we’ll keep it brief.


Hounds sit 9th. A win will put them 6th. A loss could drop them back to as low as 11th when the weekend is over.

The other matches…

Game 2 Recap: Hounds Stumble to a Loss


Just a week after a thrilling 3-3 draw and feeling pretty ok about the season, Cincinnati came to town to knock us down a peg with a 1-0 reality check. Probably the most frustrating aspect of that cold Saturday night is the Hounds continued to look pretty decent in the first half. They were controlling the ball well and pressing the attack. If you look at the heat maps on the USL’s site Cincy spent a lot of the first half in their own end. Unfortunately even with the attack and several good chances (including the rare indirect free kick from the 6 yard box), the Hounds just couldn’t do anything with it. I’m sure quite a few of us left Saturday with 2016 PTSD after seeing them struggle to score. Goals aside, it was always going to be tough for the…