Tag: Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Game 22 Recap: Truckin’

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The good times train keeps on rolling with the Hounds picking up their third victory in a row. BUT AT WHAT COST?!?!!!?

Dramatics aside this was another mostly dominate performance from the Hounds. The midfield was smothering, the offense had several dangerous chances, and except for a pair of miscues the defense was stout. It’s the kind of match we fully expect at this point.

Neco Brett continued his march all over opposing defenses and up the golden boot rankings. His first goal showed a wonderful bit of finesse and ball control as he undressed the defender to find a bit of room. That roll over was something only a striker oozing with confidence would do and pull off. To follow that up with a pin point perfect shot at the corner makes all the boys and girls hearts flutter. His second goal…



GAME 19 RECAP: Don’t Panic

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You know, I had a long post written up that as it went on I started to freak myself out more and more about this two game losing skid. But you know what? I’m not going to let myself fall back to the pessimistic mood from years past. To take a line from the good old Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Don’t Panic. Yes we’ve lost two in a row, yes there has been uncharacteristic late defensive lapses, and yes the striker position suddenly has a big question mark (especially around one Romeo Parkes). But all that said, does anyone really think this slide will continue? That this coaching staff with these players won’t be able to make a course correction? I don’t think so. I can not, I will not, believe this team is going to Same Ol Hounds it up….



GAME 15 RECAP: Louisville Slugger

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It may not have been pretty at the end but who care we got three points in Louisville! Hello second place! I don’t know about you all but I spent a large part of my night walking around my house going “How about them Hounds?!” What a great feeling to take into the 4th of July game next week.

The midweek tilt against the Louisville Bats intramural soccer team started off pretty much where we left off in Charleston. Kind of a slow chess math with each team feeling each other out. It wasn’t until about halfway through the first until the match shifted into a higher gear, and it was pretty pedal to the metal after that. The Hounds were able to find some holes and play some dangerous through balls past Louisville’s defenders. It helped that the Hounds were playing very…



GAME14 RECAP: Southern Drawl

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A week after the exhilarating victory against the Baby Bulls, the Hounds went down to Charleston and sure played a soccer game. It was a chess match that soccer fans like us would peg as very “interesting” to watch, but for a casual flipping on the CW it was probably a boring one. If you look at the stats for the game everything is pretty much split right down the middle. This was about the most 0-0 draw you could possibly have. At least we can hang our hat on getting a result against a European bound club.

As one might expect with a 0-0 draw the Hounds were a strong overall team but no one player really stood out too much. There were some flashes of brilliance on the offensive side but the execution was just off enough that…