Tag: Louisville City

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: Louisville City (6-1-4, 3rd in East)

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Louisville City came into the May 20th meeting at Highmark Stadium leading the Hounds by one point in the upper tier of the Eastern Conference standings and was facing a Hounds team that was coming off three wins on the spin. As we know, Louisville won that encounter 1-0 in a frustrating familiar night on the Mon and the match that night has set the two teams on very different tracks since.  Louisville is unbeaten in the last month, beating Charlotte and the Red Bulls while drawing 4-4 in a wild match in Charleston.

Meanwhile the Hounds have done the exact opposite, drawing twice on the road and losing another frustrating match at home to Orlando City. Pittsburgh is now set to travel to Louisville for a tough road match on Saturday against third place City, who is 6-1-4.

George Davis IV continues to…



Game 10 Recap: Well Crud

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The Hound’s three game win and clean sheet streak came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Louisville 1-0. It’s a disappointing result to be sure. The match actually seemed pretty even to me and on paper when you have two teams next to each other in the standings playing similar style soccer with similar form of play during the match, I think a draw would’ve been a fairer result. Unfortunately real life tends to have other plans.

The Hounds midfield continues to be the strongest side of the ball. They had pretty good possession throughout the match and there was some really good build up play. The same can be said of Louisville. The difference maker between the two teams, as you might expect when one team scores and the other doesn’t, was on the attacking side of the…



Know Your Enemy: Louisville City FC (3-3-1, 4th in East)

louisvilleThe Hounds return home this Saturday to host Louisville City FC coming off three straight wins in the league and an unfortunate loss in the US Open Cup. Let’s focus on the positive though; the boys are 3rd in the East and climbing up the table.

Pittsburgh fielded a somewhat reserve team in the loss to Chicago United FC on Wednesday, but brought in regulars throughout as subs. Wednesday night also a full 90 minutes for Romeo Parkes, who assisted Kay Banjo on the lone Hounds goal.

Louisville City have been in Pittsburgh since Wednesday, playing their second round US Open match at Highmark Stadium against the Tartan Devils, handing them a tough 9-0 romping. I unfortunately didn’t make it on Wednesday night as I had to work, but fair play to the support, I heard it was great despite the result.

In the league,…