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GAMESDAY: US Open Cup, 2nd Round

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Today is a unique day to say the least as we have not one, but two Open Cup matches with local interest to follow today. The Riverhounds are in the suburbs of the Windy City to face Chicago FC United while the Tartan Devils occupy Highmark Stadium to host Louisville City FC. Births into the third round, and maybe a little history, are on the line in matches all across the country this evening. Here’s are quick breakdown of the two ties you should be following…

Chicago FC United vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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The Hounds find themselves on the campus of Northwestern University to try and play spoil to Chicago FC United. The PDL team finds itself in the second round after beating Grand Rapids FC 1-nil, with the…



A Call to Arms – Tartan Devils Edition

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Army,

Friends of the Riverhounds and Steel Army, the Tartan Devils, have won their first round match up in the US Open Cup and will be coming home for round two this coming Wednesday. The Devils will be taking on familiar Riverhounds opponent Louisville City FC. Coincidentally Louisville will be in town three short days later to play the Riverhounds on Saturday. That aside, since the Hounds will be away for their first match up in the tournament, it would be very negligent of us to not head down to Highmark Stadium and support the Tartan Devils. Cancel your plans on Wednesday. This is a call to arms to support Pittsburgh soccer. We want to give the Devils our full support as we watch them give Louisville their first of two losses at Highmark next week. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Ticket are…



GAME 4 RECAP: Purple Rain

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Going into this game I felt a draw was probably the best case scenario, especially when facing the top team in the league. If I would’ve woken up this morning and saw the 2-2 score line, I would’ve been pretty happy. Unfortunately I watched the game, and the manner in which the Hounds got the draw has left me very frustrated.

Most of the match the Hounds were playing reactionary soccer. There was very little possession or attacking pressure. For the most part Louisville got to do what they wanted. The Hounds never appeared to be playing to win, but playing to not lose. Having a pair of 2-2 draws so close to each other is great juxtaposition. In Toronto the game was back and forth with great chances from both sides. The Hounds were able to pressure Toronto and had plenty…



Know Your Enemy: Louisville City FC

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Opponent: Louisville City FC
Record: 4-1-0 (1st in East)
Supporters: The Coopers, Louisville Heritics, Derby City Ultras, and probably 5 other groups we missed.

The Riverhounds travel to Kentucky Wednesday night to face first place Louisville City FC. This could either be a huge win to possibly kick start a season, or things could go the other way and our negative momentum will continue to grow. Lets delve in to whats going on with the other table topping LCFC and check out their season so far and their supporters.

Louisville is in their second year as a franchise and appears to be one of the better expansion teams, passing the Hounds in both attendance and on field performance. LCFC play at Slugger Field, a minor league baseball field that holds 8,000 for soccer games. They’re a well attended…