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Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Union 2

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Bethlehem Steel Philadelphia Union 2
Saturday October 20th
Highmark Stadium
7 PM

By The Numbers
Form
L-W-D-D-W
GF: 7
GA: 5

Road Record
6-8-3
GF: 24
GA: 25

2018 Matchups
8/12 : 2-1 Riverhounds Win (@ Bethlehem)
9/7 : 4-1 Riverhounds Win

All Time Series
4-2-2

It’s the match up a lot of us were hoping for and the one you have to feel the best about. Bethlehem is not a scary opponent and one of the few teams we’ve owned this season. In fact, despite having a fairly even record over the three years they’ve been around the Hounds have always gotten a positive result at home. Ignoring the final regular season standings, just based on our past matches the Hounds have to be favorites to get through to the second round for the first time in a long time.

Bethlehem…



GAME 32 RECAP: Battle Chess

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In the third and final matchup of the regular season the Hounds and Cincy played a chess match to a perfect stalemate on Saturday. Fresh off of securing a home playoff game the Hounds were looking to keep the momentum going, and I suppose they did with a draw even if it wasn’t the most satisfying. Lilley came out with an attack heavy starting line up showing that he wants to keep the pedal to the floor going into the post season. For much of the match it seemed to work. The Hounds controlled the game well and kept Cincy in check. The attack looked dangerous and tallied a whopping 18 shots over the course of the game. But almost as expected at this point the finishing left something to be desired. Only 4 of the 18 shots were on target and…



GAME 30 RECAP: KEYSTONE CHAMPS

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An ugly game on a crap field, aka another night in Harrisburg. There is nothing worth taking away from this match other than…

KEYSTONE CUP CHAMPIONS!

OLD GUARD SHIELD CHAMPIONS!

PLAYOFF BOUND!

’nuff said.

#UNLEASH



GAME 29 RECAP: Wooooooooooooooo

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Woke up this morning feeling fine
I’ve got the Riverhounds on my mind
Lilley’s got the boys playing the way they should
Oh yeah!

It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy, but oh was it exciting. The Hounds put on a show Saturday night, taking down visiting Indy 3-2. Saturday’s victory keeps them in the hunt for second place (Louisville also won), but equally as important it’s one step closer to clinching a playoff spot.

Just like a couple weeks ago playing against Indy was a high scoring affair, but it took a half to get going. The first half didn’t leave a lot to get excited about. The Hounds controlled play pretty well and had more dangerous chances than Indy, but weren’t able to convert anything. The only thing really of note was seeing the distinct playing style of each side of the Hounds…