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Game 16 Recap: 4th of July Dud


I’ve lost track of how many times I come out of a game thinking “well they played alright, it just wasn’t their night.” It’s getting tiring to say the least. Maybe the guys had too many hot dogs earlier in the day, or maybe Charlotte just has our number- we’re 0-5-2 against them over the last three seasons. Whatever it was, Tuesday night sure didn’t go according to plan.

While the roster may have been different, the Hounds played similar to how they did against Tampa nearly two weeks before. This time though the offense couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net to save their lives (save for Walsh’s pity goal in the 92nd minute). It wasn’t for lack of chances either. Hertzog and Parkes had several great shots. They just either couldn’t find the corner of the net…

Game 13 Recap: The Wheel Keeps Turning


In a shocking turn of events the Hounds played in Rochester in dry conditions and on a good field. In less shocking events the Hounds came home with another loss. Just when the Hounds get their feet back under them with a win, this season knocks them down again. It’s always a tough matchup against Rochester. Historically they have our number. Underneath my pessimism there was part of me that was thinking the Hounds could pull the upset. Rochester isn’t particularly strong this season and maybe the Hounds would start heading into the other direction after a nice home win. Sadly it wasn’t the case. I guess the bookies know what they’re doing when the opening line is +400.

I’ve said it before in other recaps and I hate being a broken record, but the frustrating part of the loss is there were…

GAME 7 RECAP: Hounds Fall to Cincy


The Hounds traveled to “THE” rival FC Cincinnati but came home empty; falling 1-0 to the home team. I mentioned on Twitter that if this was another year under different circumstances this wouldn’t have been too bad of a loss. It was another match where the Hounds seemed to play pretty well for stretches, but it’s 2016 and here we are. The Hounds are once again winless in their first seven, the third time in four years.

Coach Steffens talked about making some changes after the loss to Red Bulls II, and the most obvious one for this match was Mauricio Vargas getting his first professional start in net. Vargas was a little shaky at first. In one particular moment he came out to the edge of the box but wasn’t able to control the ball. The Cincy player had a shot at…

Know Your Enemy: Toronto FC II

Toronto FC II

Opponent: Toronto FC II
Record: (1-0-1)
Supporters: Not Really

The Hounds look to shake off the rust as the travel up north on Sunday to face to their first MLS reserve side of the season. The Hounds are the only team in the USL to only play one match due to the postponement of last week’s home game against Harrisburg. A positive result in Canada would be very much needed. To be honest I was not looking forward to delving in to my first KYE of a “2” team, something about them and the other reserve sides in the league just feels a little off.

So abooot those neighbors to the north, TFC2 are 1-0-1 after beating their fellow Canadian friends Montreal Impact “deux”. Some of you may have seen the game winning goal of that game by young forward, Raheem…