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GAME 11 RECAP: Too Little Too Late

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Well, it was bound to happen eventually and the last few games made it feel like it was coming sooner rather than later. The odds of going undefeated in a 34 game season was astronomical. Even Rochester, when Lilley won it all, eventually lost one. I think it’s safe to say though that we all hoped it wouldn’t come like this. I’d take a hard fought 2-1 loss on the road, but last night? Another frustrating offensive performance after a string of frustrating offensive performances? Ahh darkness, our old friend.

Just like the Harrisburg game, taken in isolation this game is kind of whatever. For over two thirds of the match it was fairly even with both teams trading chances. One sloppy mistake did us in, but that was it. Nashville didn’t light us up or anything. The offensive misses are frustrating…



GAME 10 RECAP: SOFF

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“We’re not getting shut out because we’re not creating chances. We’re getting shut out because we’re soft right now in terms of really putting the hammer down. We have teams in trouble, and we’re causal in front of goal.” – Lilley

If you went back to the Steel Army AGM in February and said, “Hey by the end of May the Hounds will be undefeated but you all are going to be grumpy about a draw” you would’ve been laughed out of the building. And yet here we are. As the club turns a corner in its history raised expectations come with it, and on Saturday night those expectations were not met for us or, as seen in the quote above, the coaching staff.

Taken in isolation a nil nil draw wouldn’t be too big of a deal. After all we did it a…



GAMEDAY 10: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Harrisburg

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Highmark Stadium – 7PM

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Watch via ESPN+

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REF: Mr. Ismir Pekmic
AR1: Mr. Jeffrey Swartzel
AR2: Mr. Gregory Irwin
4TH: Ms. Taylor Bombalski

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PIT – 138

DRAW +250

HAR +300

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Reminder: The boys on donning the new black kits tonight. We’re all in black. Don’t be that guy who say’s they didn’t hear. Show up in color and get jeered. Simple as that

There shouldn’t be anything needed to be written to help get anyone excited for tonight. It’s Harrisburg. Its the Keystone Cup and the Old Guard Shield….



US OPEN CUP RECAP: Ugh

Another year, another disappointing Open Cup run. Last night the Hounds fell to FC Cincinnati 3-1, giving up the first goals at home and ultimately receiving their first loss of 2018. It was a frustrating result but not for the usual reason of falling to amateurs. With the way the season has started in league play we now expect results, even against opponents equal to or greater than us. Dangerous thoughts I know. Perhaps getting smacked down was something we needed to bring us back to earth. Small victory that it wasn’t in league play.

By all accounts leading up to Wednesday the Hounds were going to make the Open Cup the top priority. The next round would’ve been against an MLS team and the FO would love that PR boon. Yet the starting line up seemed to indicate otherwise. I’m sure Lilley…