Tag: Recap

Game 10 Recap: Well Crud

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The Hound’s three game win and clean sheet streak came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Louisville 1-0. It’s a disappointing result to be sure. The match actually seemed pretty even to me and on paper when you have two teams next to each other in the standings playing similar style soccer with similar form of play during the match, I think a draw would’ve been a fairer result. Unfortunately real life tends to have other plans.

The Hounds midfield continues to be the strongest side of the ball. They had pretty good possession throughout the match and there was some really good build up play. The same can be said of Louisville. The difference maker between the two teams, as you might expect when one team scores and the other doesn’t, was on the attacking side of the…



Game 9 Recap: Rule of Thirds

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For the third match in a row the Hounds took care of business and came away with another three points. Three consecutive shutouts. +3 goal differential. Third place in the standings. I’d argue the Hounds haven’t even looked that good during this stretch of games- no style points for sure. However they do seem to have found a way to plug the leaky defense and bunkered down into playing the counter attack. All you need is that one wonder strike to seal the deal, and they’ve found it each game. Even though the last couple games haven’t been “big” win’s (Harrisburg aside), they’re important wins in showing the Hounds have turned a corner. Games like the last two against bad teams have been trap games in the past. Not so much this year. If you want to be taken seriously you…



Game 7 Recap: Hounds Take Care of Business

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It was the Cincinnati game all over again, only this time the Hounds were the ones up a man for the second half and ultimately got the job done with a win. Points against Harrisburg in all the various competitions and cups always feels good. The weight of the last few lackluster outings has been lifted. The supporters are happy again.

Saturday was a good overall team performance by the Hounds. Sitting here a day later I’m having a tough time thinking of any one person who stood out above the rest. The offense was aggressive and had some great chances. I would’ve liked to see some more of Kerr’s and Hertzog’s shots in the back of the net, but with getting that W I can forgive them. For the most part the defense continued to look better and kept Harrisburg from being…



Game 6 Recap: Hhhmmm…

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I’m going to be upfront and say I didn’t watch this match, and I don’t expect to have the time to watch the replay. From the sounds of it the game was a soggy affair, and despite the final score the Hounds continued to play decent. So with that said I’m not going to comment on the match in particular. Instead I want to touch on some broader thoughts.

If you were to chart out my confidence and happiness this season it’s been on a downward trend since the opener. Six games in and the Hounds are sinking down the standings with a 1-3-2 record. 5 points in six games. While the team started better this year, at this point things aren’t looking that much different than the recent bad seasons. After six games played in 2014 and 2016 the Hounds…