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Game 21 Recap: The Hounds went down to Tampa

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The Hounds went down to Tampa,
They were looking for a point to steal
They were in a bind, ’cause they’re way behind,
They were willing to make a deal
When they came across this young man
Dribbling on the field and shootin’ it hot
And Morrell jumped up on the player’s bench and said,
“Boys let me tell you what:
I guess you didn´t know it, but I’m a goal scorer too,
And if you’d care to take a dare,
I’ll make a bet with you
Now you play ok soccer, boys,
but give the Rowdies their due
I bet three points of gold against your souls
‘Cause I think we’re better than you”

The Hounds said, “We’re from Pittsburgh, and it might be reckless,
But we’ll take your bet, we’ll probably regret,
‘Cause we’re a bit of a mess”

Hounds, tie up your…



Game 20 Recap: Wait for it… the Hounds draw again

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Another day another draw. This time though the Hounds were oh so close to actually getting three points. When they went down to Charleston earlier in the year the Hounds were the one to get a late goal to take the win. Last night Charleston returned the favor with a late one to take a draw.

I left this game with a lot of mixed feelings. It’s a disappointment for sure to not get three points at home, especially with the Hounds’ struggles this season. However after getting to see the team in person for the first time in three weeks it seems like they have turned a corner. Continuing from the Rochester game on Saturday the Hounds looked good and played much more attractive football. The offense had some good chances, the midfield was strong, and for the most part the…



Game 19 Recap: Another Draw

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Three games, three draws. It’s been a real up and down road trip and yet the Hounds came away with the same result each time. I kind of don’t know what to make of it. They played a match they probably should’ve lost, a match they definitely should’ve won, and a match that was fairly even. You could shuffle the matches around like a shell game to figure out which one is which. All I know is while this stretch of games hasn’t been flashy, the results are keeping them hanging around the playoff hunt; which at the end of the day is what we want.

The Hounds went up to Rochester and came home with a point. Something that they don’t have a lot of history of, so on it’s own it’s a nice result. In the context of the season though it’s…



Game 16 Recap: 4th of July Dud

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I’ve lost track of how many times I come out of a game thinking “well they played alright, it just wasn’t their night.” It’s getting tiring to say the least. Maybe the guys had too many hot dogs earlier in the day, or maybe Charlotte just has our number- we’re 0-5-2 against them over the last three seasons. Whatever it was, Tuesday night sure didn’t go according to plan.

While the roster may have been different, the Hounds played similar to how they did against Tampa nearly two weeks before. This time though the offense couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net to save their lives (save for Walsh’s pity goal in the 92nd minute). It wasn’t for lack of chances either. Hertzog and Parkes had several great shots. They just either couldn’t find the corner of the net…