We’re now under two weeks away from the Hounds kicking off their 2018 season. Between a new coach, new branding, new signings, and a new tv deal people are as excited for this season as we’ve probably ever seen. The anxiousness to get this going is running high and people are starting to ask about the Steel Army doing this or that as we all get ready for what is looking like a huge watch party on the 24th and then the home opener (and the good times that come with it) a week later. The one thing we’ve been asked repeatedly is about the away trips. So, with that in mind, lets have a candid talk about what that will entail and how people will need to go from talking about getting on the bus to…
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Hounds look to get two quick home wins in a row when they host Toronto FC II tomorrow night for the USL Game of the Week, this comes just days after beating Harrisburg 1-0.
Toronto is 1-2-3 after three straight scoreless draws against Rochester, Ottawa and Louisville City. The lone win of the season for Toronto was in the opening week of the season against Phoenix 1-0.
Just like some of the Hounds recent opponents, Toronto is having a hard time finding the back of the net, only scoring two goals through six games.
One of the goal scorers was Malik Johnson, who has had some success scoring against Pittsburgh in the past. Though TFC II has not been scoring, they have also not been conceding goals, with three clean sheets in a row, two on the road.
Speaking of, this is Toronto’s third road match…
7PM – Highmark Stadium
Match Officials, as assigned by PRO:
REF: Mr. Calin Radosav
AR1: Ms. Adrienne McDonald
AR2: Mr. Brandon Smith
4TH: Mr. Alfonso Fajardo
What a time to face Harrisburg, no? The Riverhounds, coming off their most disappointing result of the season, are coming home to play one of the biggest matches of the season. It will be a test to show if the squad has the resilience to bounce back and put together a full 90 minutes against their in-state rivals at a time when three points would be critical. It’s hard to say that you have must-wins in the first 10 matches of the season, but it’s…
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…