Tag: Know Your Enemy

Enemy Update: Louisville City (1st in East)

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The Riverhounds welcome Eastern Conference table topping Louisville City tomorrow night at Highmark Stadium with a chance to vault themselves as high as 6th in the East with a win.

Louisville really is coming in to Pittsburgh on fire, winning four of their last five with two of those wins being 5-0 thrashings of Cincy and Harrisburg and a win over Charleston.

The two teams have faced each other twice this season, Louisville winning both affairs. The 1-0 LCFC win in Pittsburgh in May ended the Hounds early season hot streak and the 3-0 thrashing in June in Louisville might have been one of the low points of the 2017 Riverhounds campaign, putting the cap on a five game winless stretch.

Louisville’s scoring is spread out amongst a group of eight players with at least three goals, with Luke Spencer leading the team with eight…



Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Harrisburg (6-11-6, 24 Points, 11th in East

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The Hounds and a busfull of supporters will be traveling to Harrisburg this Saturday hoping to reclaim the Keystone Cup for the second time in the trophy’s three year history.  The two teams come in to the match on almost identical runs of form, neither team winning in their last five games.  The teams are also pretty much deadlocked in the standings at 24 points each with Harrisburg in 11th with the Hounds sitting in 12th, but both teams are not far out of the playoffs. 

If you think the Hounds have trouble scoring than you would really hate to be supporting Harrisburg, who have not scored in their last four games, three losses and a scoreless draw.

For a team struggling…



Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Tampa Bay (8-5-7, 4th in East)

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Know Your Enemy Reloaded: Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay seems to be on the right track after a bit of a rough stretch where they went 0-3-4 in May and June, including a 2-0 loss in Pittsburgh in June. After losing to Charleston the week following the Hounds loss, the Rowdies have won 2 of 3 with impressive victories over Cincinnati and Charleston.

The Hounds had a bit of a disappointing against Charleston on Wednesday night and look to bounce back in Tampa. If they are come away with any points on Saturday the Hounds will have to do what few teams have done in Tampa this season.  The Rowdies are 7-1-2 at home this season with the loss coming to the Battery.

Tampa Bay is in 4th place in the East with 31 points, 5 behind first place Charleston and 7…



Know Your Enemy: Rochester 6-3-7 (7th in East, 25 pts)

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The Hounds travel to upstate New York on Saturday to face off with the Rhinos for the first time on 2017, a little late in the year to be facing their longtime USL rivals.

The Rhinos are 1-2-2 in their last five games and are 7th in the Eastern Conference with 25 points, 4 ahead of the Hounds with playing two less games.

Rochester’s season has been highlighted by victories over Tampa Bay and Cincinnati with a 4-0 thrashing of Charlotte thrown in there. The campaign has been up and down, similar to the Hounds.  The only win for the Rhinos in that time was a 1-0 victory over Harrisburg at home.

Jochen Graf is the teams co-leading scorer with 4 goals, Graf returned to the US in 2017 after spending time playing in the lower divisions in Germany and Sweden.

Also with four goals is Way Fall, which…