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Enemy Update: Richmond

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Opponent: Richmond Kickers

Record: 6-6-5 (8th in East, 24 pts)

The Hounds could not be going in to a more important stretch as they welcome Richmond to the Highmark Stadium at 7PM tonight. This rare Thursday evening match starts a quick three game home stand for Pittsburgh and would appear to be the last shot of salvaging this turd of a season.

We have played 15 league games and have fifteen left to play and things could not really look grimmer at the halfway point of the season. Though, if the boys can pull off a nice winning streak on this home stand, we could be in business and hanging around just outside the playoff positions.  It would give them 19 points and depending on other results would put them around 10th.  Not great, but not terrible considering how the season has gone.

This is much easier…



#UNLEASH the Links – 1/5/14

By @SAdyson

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#UNLEASH the Links: 11/30/13

By @SAdyson

Most of the news this week centers around the Hounds affiliating with the Houston Dynamo…

According to Tuffy, the new merchandise shop will be up…



Looking Back at the MLS Loans

With the 2013 season in the books we can now start to analyze how well the first season of the USL – MLS partnership went, and what needs to be addressed going forward as more teams affiliate next season. In general the partnership worked pretty well. As the regular season standings show three of the top four teams (Richmond, Orlando, and Harrisburg) had an affiliate. Most of the guys on loan from an MLS club made huge impacts on their team and in matches, some players even setting league records. While on the field the USL – MLS partnership was a clear success, on the administration side of things it’s a little muddier.

This is going to be Orlando focused since their affiliation with Sporting Kansas City made the biggest splash in both good and bad ways. The other teams had fairly quiet seasons, and fewer problems, as far as affiliation…