Tag: Same Old Hounds

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 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…



Same Old Hounds

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Sigh.

You would think those of us who have been around for a while would be used to this. “Fool me twice shame on me” and all that. Over the last five seasons the Hounds have consistently started in the hole. They never had more than 2 wins in the first seven games, and never more than 8 points.

2014: 0-4-3
2013: 0-4-3
2012: 2-5-0
2011: 2-3-2
2010: 1-3-3

2011 is the exception, but even then it was mediocre at best. In the past when the league was smaller you could get away with crap starts. However, as USL PRO grows and becomes more competitive it’s no longer acceptable.

Yet even with this history every year we come into the season thinking it’ll be different. Every year we give it our all in the way only passionate die hard’s do. And every year a quarter of the way into the season we’re sitting…