(Top picture; First half action of the Riverhounds-Gold, and City Islanders before a Standing-Room-Only crowd as fans lined up along the walkway on the Riverside.
Next; Highmark Stadium sign on the back of the scoreboard, along the River.)
Mon.(5-20); The Riverhounds come off of a 2-2 tie with Dayton and head into the second round of the LHUSOC at Ocean City(PDL) at Carey Stadium, at 7:30. The winner play Philadephia(MLS). The 'Hounds host if they win.
Tues.(5-14); Dreams of the Riverhounds hosting Philadelphia at Highmark Stadium in the third round of the LHUSOC ended after the 'Hounds lost 1-0 at Ocean City on a goal in the 68th minute.
The 'Hounds host Antiqua on Friday(7)
Sat.(5-18); The Riverhounds built a 1-0 lead going into the halftime break, ended up ending 2-2.
Jhonny Arteaga's scored his first goal of the season, heading a cross from Matt Dallman into the upperright.
Team scoring leader Jose Angulo increased it off an assist from Dallman, in the 51st with a header into the upper left.
But the Dutch Lions Gibson Bardsley and Tjeerd Westdjik scored for the tie.
The 'Hounds visit New Jersey on Tuesday in the second round of the LHUSOC, at 7 PM. They host Rochester in league action on Saturday at 7.
Wed.(5-15); The Riverhounds are busy preparing for their hosting Dayton on Saturday(7). But while the 'hounds have not yet played at Ocean City yet, they are matched with Philadelphia(MLS) for the third round. If OC wins, the Nor'easters visit Phila..
Tues.(5-14); After trailing RWB Adria for much of the game, the 'Hounds tied it in the 90th, before winning, (5-3) in penalty kicks to advance to visit Ocean City(PDL) in the next round. Details tba
Thurs.(5-9); The 'Hounds scored a goal in each half and Phoenix made it close in stoppage time, but Pittsburgh held on to win their first, 2-1.
Angulo scored both 'Hounds goals, assisted by Kevin Kerr(21) and Matt Dallman(51). The Wolves scored in early stoppage time, on a goal by Aaron King, deflecting a cross from Donnie Toia.
The 'Hounds next host RWB Adria(USASA) of chicago on Tuesday at 7PM
Sun.(5-5); The 'Hounds return home on Thursday, after ties in Phoenix(1-1) and Los Angeles(scoreless) earning two points(1 each).
Fri.(5-3); Andrew Marshall tied the game in the 79th minute, from Jose Angulo, after Donny Toia put Phoenix up in the 11th and they ended up tied at 1-1, in front of 2,107 at Sun Devils Soccer Stadium.
'Hounds move on to Los Angeles on Sunday(7)
Wed.(5-1); There were two announcements made, one by the Riverhounds.
The 'Hounds will be hosting the WPIAL Soccer Championships at High-mark Stadium in November.
Also, it was announced that the 'Hounds will host RWB Adria(USASA), of Chicago, at Highmark Stadium on Tues.(5-14) at 7 PM.
RWB defeated FC Indiana, on April 20, 2-1 in ot, and Croatia Eagles, of Milwaukee(2-0) on April 8 to earn their spot.
Fri.(4-26) The Riverhounds were silenced by unbeaten Charlotte, 2-0, at Queens Park Stadium with a goal in each half.
Thurs.(4-18); The Riverhounds will visit Dayton on Saturday at 7:30. The Dutch Lions finished their pre-season at 4-0-1, recently, and will be taking on the 'Hounds in their home(and season) opener.
The 'Hounds finishd their pre-season unbeaten(6-0-1) only team near them was Wilmington at 6-1-1. The 'Hounds also have two games under their belt in the season and are 0-1-1. The 'Hounds hope to find their second win on Saturday.
Sun.(4-14); The Riverhounds made history by playing their first game at Highmark Stadium in front of a record crowd(not seen since Bethel Park days). Jose Agudulo scored the first 'Hounds goal in their new home. Unfortunately late goals from the City Islanders defeated the 'Hounds. Next game is at Dayton on Sat., next home game in May(5-9) vs. Phoenix(7).
Fri.4-12); The Riverhounds will be playing at Highmark Stadium on Saturay at 8 for their home opener vs. the Harrisburg City Islanders, to make soccer history in Pgh. Concerts prior to the game and fire works after and a record crowd of an expected 4,000(including 50 from Harrisburg). Not since the Bethel Park days have so many attended!
Fri.(4-5); The Riverhounds will be in Richmond for tomorrow night(7), the Kickers have added goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, in addition to goalkeeper Ryan Taylor and Midfielder Nate Robinson to their roster, in preparation for their opener.
Richmond leads the overall series, but the 'Hounds hope to continue their unbeaten pre-season streak and win the opener, without looking ahead.
Thurs.(4-4); Riverhounds begin season on sat
Sun.(3-31); The Riverhounds start their regular season on Saturday in Richmond at 7 PM.
Sat.(3-30); Darren Amoo lifted the 'Hounds to complete their pre-season unbeaten, a 2-0 win at Highmark Stadium over Virginia this am. The 'Hounds now begin the season in Richmond on Saturday carrying a final pre-season recordof 6-0-1. The other score was from an own goal.
Wed.(3-27); The 'Hounds(5-0-1) apparently gained more confidence after their win in Rochester, coming back to defeat Duquesne, 3-1.
Under 100 turned out at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field as the 'Hounds took a 1-0 lead in the 20th on a shot from about 5 yards out on a rebound that found the left corner. Pittsburgh is 5-0-1.
It was 2-0 in the 50th on a cross(I did not see the goal, I was away for a moment) then 3-0 when Darren Amoos found the upper left, before the Dukes broke the shutout late on a p.k..
The 'Hounds final pre-season game is on Saturday against Univ. of Virginia at Highmark(7)
Sun.(3-24); The 'Hounds continued their winning streak with their first win in Rochester(1-0) as Darren Amoo converted a cross from Stefan Lundberg in the 46th.
'Hounds visit Duquesne Univ. on Wed at 7.
Fri.(3-22); No details are available, but the 'Hounds are now 3-0-1 in pre-season after their 3-2 win ove WVU at Highmark Stadium. Their next game is Sunday in Rochester.
Thurs.(3-21); The 'Hounds will play their 4th preseason game when they host West Virginia Univ. at Highmark Stadium, on Friday, in a 'closed door' game.
Wed.(3-20); It was a defensive battle for much of the game as a crowd of about 300 watched, most were along the railings or in the 'tunnel' of Ambrose-Urbanic Field. But the Riverhounds scored in the last couple of minutes to win, 1-0.
Thurs. The pre-season scedule is out, only three games are open to the public; At Pitt, at Duquesne and at League rival Rochester. Four games will be held at Highmark Stadium, three of them are closed door, one will be for limited public access;
Thurs.(3-14); 'Hounds 3, New England Force 2
Mon.(3-18); 1, Bridges(closed) 1
Wed.(3-20); 1, Pitt 0
Fri.(3-22); 3, WVU(closed) 2
Sun.(3-24); At Rochester
wed.(3-27); At Duquesne
Sat.(3-30); Univ. of Virginia
Note; N.E., Bridges FC and WVU are closed to the public, played at Highmark Stadium. Virginia is limited access
Wed.(3-6); The 'Hounds have added two more to their roster, Defenders Andrew Marshall and Anthony Vazquez
Thurs.(1-26) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2013 has been released;
Sat.(6); At Richmond 7
Sat(13); HARRISBURG 8
Sat.(20); At Dayton 7:30
Fri.(26); At Charlotte(Queens Univ. Stadium) 7
Sat.(27); At Charleston 7;30
Fri.(3); At Phoenix FC 10;30
Sun.(5) At Los Angeles 6
Thurs.(9); PHOENIX FC 7
Sat.(18); DAYTON 7
Fri.(24); ANTIQUA 7
Sat.(1); ROCHESTER 7
Fri(7); TORONTO FC(Res.) 7
Sat.(15); CHARLESTON 7
Fri(21); At Harrisburg 7
Sun.(23); ANTIQUA 3
Thurs.(4); CHARLOTTE 7
Sat.(6); LOS ANGELES 7
Wed.(17); ORLANDO CITY 7
Sat.(20); WILMINGTON 7
Sun.(28); At Toronto FC(Res.) tba
Fri(2) At VSI Tampa Bay tba
Sat.(3); At Orlando City 7:30
Fri.(9); At Rochester 7:35
Sun.(11); VSI TAMPA BAY 3
Wed.(14); At Wilmington 7:30
Sat.(17); RICHMOND 7
All home games are played at Highmark Stadium, most games begin at 7, some at 3PM
Tues.(1-15) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds held their second tryouts, at the Greentree Sportsplex. I attended, with my girlfriend who helped with promoting while I watched the scrimmaging. We were there for the final scrimmage, before I introduced her to the staff.
Red vs Lime, Lime won 8-2, after the Red team lead 2-1 at one time. The next tryouts are tomorrow at Southpointe.
Someone(I believe Assistant coach Jon Roth) told me that the 'Hounds are looking at the second week of April for their home opener.
Sat.(1-12) Highmark Stadium is in what appears to be the final step of construction, as the West Wall is being built. Clear tarp was seen covering the outside, while the deck appears to be in place, as the progress continues.
Thurs.(1-10) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds next tryouts are invitation only at the Greentree Sportsplex, on Mon(9-2) and at Southpointe on Tues.
Fri.(12-14); The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium, the official opening of the Pgh Riverhounds new home, today, with Pgh City Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and many other city officials, as well as Riverhounds CEO Jason Kutney all taking part in the cutting.
A very good turnout witnessed the moment, before many hit the ice.
Many members of the local media were on hand also, getting pictures of the ceremony, in addition to many other things. Iceburg(Pens mascot) and AMO (Riverhounds mascot) were there, as were members if the Steel Army and I came with my girlfriend, Bobbie Jamison.
The weather was perfect for the event, with a high of 40.
With the help of Bobbie, I caught up with the Mayor, and asked for his thoughts on the event;
Mr. Mayor; "We're thankfull to the Riverhounds, we're thankfull to the community, we're thankfull to the Penguins and to Highmark and all of our sponsors for making this a reality. You look at the wonderful city of Pittsburgh and you can't beat it, so hopefully families come out, skaters come out, use the facility and and enjoy a wonderful backdrop and a wonderful oppertunity here at Station Square."
I asked if he was surprised at the turnout;
Mr. Mayor; "Well, I think people are eager to get out, especially since we miss the NHL and miss our Penguins. It's a good chance to get out and be a part of something special, the way Pittsburghers usually are. We have a great crowd today of young people, around here, and hopefully they'll continued to come out, over the course of the next couple of months and use the facility and if they do that, we're going to make sure it's still here year after year."
(My thanks to Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl for his time)
Thurs.(12-6); The first day of the Riverhounds tryouts went well. The turnout was small, but Heac Coach Justin Evans said that some of the players had already signed on.
As the players scrimmaged, I watched some and handed out some of my promotional items and took some pictures, talking to some of the people who were there, most had not seen Highmark stadium yet.
Although the tryouts began at 9, I did not arrive, until about 11:15. I was able to see the last part of one scrimmage(Orange vs. Yellow) and the last scrimmage was won by Yellow, 8-3.
I did an interview with Justin afterwards, some of the things covered is that he would like to see the league grow to 4 Divisions, and he does not think that Orlando City will move up to the MLS.
The NCAA soccer tournament round 2; Slippery Rock at CalU will begin at 2 PM, Sun.(11-11)
Wed.(9-5); Highmark Stadium, as I'm sure you know, has made very good progress. The latest is getting lights for the four corners of the facility, even though the stadium has yet to be built. But that should be coming soon!
And ticket sales, for the Riverhounds, are said to be very good, as fans are eagerly awaiting the season.
Fri.(8-10); The Riverhoundslost to a tough Charlotte team, 3-0. The Eaglesare now tied with Harrisburg and Richmond for the final spot. An estimated 2,500 turned out for shirts off your back, luck fans received players jerseys from a raffle.
The 'Hounds finish their season in Rochester next weekend.
The 'Hounds are out of the playoffs, but the game will be their final at CVHS, before their move to Highmark Stadium. It will also be shirts off their backs night, so hoping to see a great crowd tonight and that the rain stays away.
Thurs.(8-2); I passed by the Station Square site, where I spotted lots of Red construction signs spaced around the Ft. Pitt bridge side of the location, while the SS side, along Carson St. had construction vehicles, along with piles of dirt.
The Riverhounds will host a tough Charlotte Eagles team that is fighting for the USL PRO playoffs. This will be the 'Hounds last game at Chartiers Valley H.S.. Whether you attend the game or not, you can read about it here.
Directions for the final game;
Take the Parkway West to the Wash./Erie exit, veer right. Then veer left and take Washington.
Take I-79 South to the Heidelbeg exit
Take the ramp to the end and make a left at the stop light
Make another left at the next stop light
Go under the I-79 bridge and continue for about 500' where you will find the Stadium entrance on the left. Parking is $3. Enjoy the game
Tues.(7-31); The Riverhounds night was highlighted by Greg Blum's penalty kick save in the 77th minute, as the 'Hounds lost 2-0, remaining winless and having yet to score against the Blues, who were lead by former Orlando City leading scorer Max Griffin with a goal and an assist. The Blue now find themselves still alive in the playoff race, after lossesin Rochester and Harrisburg.
The 'Hounds final home game at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium will be on August 10th, vs. another team challenging for the playoffs, the Charlotte Eagles(7). The 'Hounds will be moving into Highland Stadium, in Station Square to start the 2013 season. The turnout on Tuesday was 1,054.
Hopefully the 'Hounds canscore this this time(7).
Matt Kassel scored twice and added an assist, and Mike Seth added a goal and an assist as the Riverhounds defeatedAntiqua, 4-1, in front of 1,002 at Charties Valley H.S. Stadium. Their next to last game will be on Tuesday vs. Los Angeles(7).
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds lost Harrisburg, again, 2-0,in the last game of their Keystone Deby Series. Next season the teams will be playing at the 'Hounds new Station Square home.
Directions; Take Ft. Pitt tunnell to Parkway West and continue to Erie/Wash exit, veer right.
Veer left for the Washington ramp.
Take I-79 South to Heidelberg exit. Take the ramp to the end and go left at the light.
Go left at the next light and go under the bridge.
The entrance to the Stadium is on your left about 500 ft. Parking is $3. Enjoy!
Fri.(7-13) Los Angeles won their game over Antiqua, which means it will be even more important for the 'Hounds to win in Richmond and Charlotte this weekend. A loss could eliminate Pgh, which trails the Kickers by 6 points.
Wed.(7-11)The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have now lost two straght, which means that now every game is a must win for them, and they also need some help from other teams, as they fight for the playoffs. This begins with their away games atRichmond(7) and Charlotte this weekend(Fri, Sat.).
Fri(7-13); The 'Hounds are now streaking again. Unfortunately this time they are going the wrong way, having lost their third straight, 3-1 in Richmond. The Kickers scored twice in the first and added another in the second, before Matt Kassel broke the shutout for the 'Hounds with a 90th minute penalty kick.
The 'Hounds lost in Charlotte, 2-0, possibly ending theirpost-season chances. Greg Blum made his first appearance of the year in goal forPgh.
Fri.(7-6); The Riverhounds fell in their second straight game as Harrisburg won on a late goal, 3-2, in front of 812 at CVHS Stadium.
The loss damages the 'Hounds hopes in the race for the playoffs, with Charlotte winning and moving 4 points up with 5 games left.
The Eagles are one of the teams that Pgh visits in the week ahead, along with Richmond. Wins are important, if the 'Hounds want to make the playoffs for a third strait year.
The City Islanders return for the final game of the Keystone Derby, after the 'Hounds road trip(7-20).Pittsburgh will need somehelp in the playoff race.
The 'Hounds are now 1-2-3 since unveiling their new black uniforms.
Fri(6-29); Station Square update, as of 6-29; A fence has been put up around the site and work is being expanded to reach Carson St.
Independence day; The 'Hounds had their streak stopped on a late goal from Akeem Priestly in the 86th minute, at Miami Valley South Stadium, in front of 350. The 'Hounds hope to start a winning streak when they host Harrisburg at 7 PM on Friday(7-6). The 'Hounds are 3-7-5.
Sat.(6-30); The 'Hounds had to settle for a tie with OrlandoCity, after the Lions scored a late stoppage time goal. Matt Kassell had given the 'Hounds the lead on a leaping header of a cross from Darren 'Ricky' Amoo in the 82nd minute.
Fri.(6-22) Darren 'Ricky' Amoo scored his second of the season, and Matt Kassell scored his first as the Riverhounds overcame an early 1-0 deficit to Wilmington, to win 2-1, in front of 853 at CVHS.
Sun.(6-17); After a long layoff, the Riverhounds battled Rochester to a 1-1 tie, in front of their largest crowd of the season, on Father's Day, 1,056.
'Houndshost Wilmington on Friday(7)
Thurs.(5-31); The Riverhounds lost to Charleston, 3-1, in front of about 500 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium. The Battery were lead by Nicki Patterson with a pair of goals. Patterson has a hat trick against the 'Hounds going back to their 1-0 win earlier this year.
The 'Hounds next home game is vs. Rochester.
Fri.(5-18); Dwayne 'Ricky' Smith scored his first pro goal in the 45th minute, on a break off a pass from Anthony Calvano, just before the end of the half, finding the left corner on Ronnie Pascale.
Unfortunately, Matthew Delicate tied it, for Richmond, in the 71st, beating Hunter Gilstrap and finding the left corner and they ended at 1-1.
For the 'Hounds it was their second straight tie(2-5-2), for the Kickers, it was their fourth(1-2-4).
Pittsburgh now prepares for Michigan(PDL) and the Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup, on Tuesday.
Riverhounds Head Coach Justin Evans on Tuesday's game;
"That's a big game, we want do do well in the Open Cup. The oppertunity for these guys is(inaudible) if we win, we move on to Chicago(MLS), so the guys are looking forward to it(Mich).
"I don't know a whole lot yet(Mich), but I know the coach at New Jersey BOCA so he is going togive me the (game) tape."
Dwayne 'Ricky' Smith, on the teams slump heading into Tuesday; "We scored tonight, so that's a stepping stone, right? What we need to do is, notneccesarily that we don't have the ability to score, it is just a matter of having luck on our side, though we had a couple of good chances and everything. But we just have to pick our selves up and say ok, I'm going to do this!"
Wed.(5-16); The Riverhounds and Harrisburg ended scoreless, on Wednesday, in front of 1,080 at Skyline Sports Complex. The 'Hounds host Richmond on Friday(7). The City Islanders wore blue with white sleeves, the 'Hounds wore white tops and Blue shorts.
The 'hounds also have a game on Friday(originally Sat) when they host Richmond for the first time this season. The Kickers are also struggling, although hold the 7th spot, while tied with the 'Hounds in points(6).
Points will be important as the 'Hounds prepare to host the Michigan Bucks(PDL) on Tuesday in the second round of the LHUSOC tournament(7).
The Bucks are among the elite teams in the amateur Premier Division, having beaten New Jersey(6-0) on Tues(5-15). Michigan isa new opponent forPgh., though they have been around for a while, and are very good.
The Bucks scored their first three goals in the final 17 minutes, against the BOCA, and their final three in the last 16 minutes of the game.
Key factor was a Red card to N.J. defender Nick Tarquinio in the 17th minute. The 'Hounds need to stay clear of fouls. The Bucks can be a dangerous team when capitalizing on mistakes. The 'Hounds also need to learn how to score, if they want to advance!
The Riverhoundslost to Los Angeles, 3-0, lead by former 'Hound Matt Fondy with a goal and an assist. L.A. is unbeaten in their last four games, the 'Hounds have now lost 4 straight, as they head for Harrisburg on Wed.
They return to face Richmond on Sat.(5-19) at 7 PM.
The Blues won last night in Dayton(1-0) for their second win(2-2-1) and hope to continue their momentum.
Brighten Dike is on loan from Portland(MLS) so the 'Hounds hope to contain him. The Blues have three keepers Amir Abezadeh(Tottenham, EPL) and Domini Jakubek(Poland) and Jose Miranda(Cuba) with a mostlyinternational roster.
The Blues earned a 3-0 win last season, the 'Hounds hope for some revenge. Good weather is hoping to bring a good crowd to CVHS.
Hunter Gilstrap should be in goal again for the 'Hounds.
The 'Hounds will once again compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, awaitingthe winner of New Jersey Boca(USASA)/Michigan Bucks(PDL)matchup, which takes place on the 22nd.
The Carolina trip did not go the way the Riverhounds had hoped, as they dropped another 1-0 game, this time in Wilmington, in front of 4,457. Just as in Charleston, it was the Hammerheads first win of the season, while the 'Hounds fell to 2-3 and they head for Orlando City on Sat.(7:30).
Fri.(4-27) The Riverhounds fell toCharleston, 1-0, on a goal by Nicki Patterson, from Jose Cuevas in the 11th minute. The 'Hounds fall to 2-2 and head for Wilmington on Sat(7:30).
Their second stop is the following night in NC, when they move on to Wilmington at Legion Stadium(7:30). Back to back games are always a concern. But hopefully the 'Hounds will do well.
Sat.(4-21); The Riverhounds improved to 2-1 after defeating Dayton at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium, 2-0, in front of 592. The weather, unfortunately, kept attendence down, on what was a pretty good evening.
Former Minnesota Star(NASL) Seth C'debebaca scored from Stefan Ljumberg in the 17th and Augustino Nunez added a goal in the 81st.
The 'Hounds now go on the road for 3 games, starting in Charleston, on Friday night(7:30).
Fri.(2-17) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have released their pre-season schedule for 2012, which begins on Wed.;
Fri.(4-6); The Pittsburgh Riverhound began the USL PRO 2012 season with a 1-0 win over Antiqua, in front of 1,800 at Sir Vivian Richard Cricket Stadium. Mike Seth scored in the 41st from Rich Constanzo in a game that saw 'Hounds Head Coach Justin Evans ejected.
The 'Hounds play at Antiqua again on Sunday(4:30).
Wed.(3-14); 'Hounds 3,RMU 0; Ongoals by Darren Amoo(2) and Sterling Flunder.
Fri.(16);'Hounds 2, Duquesne 1; The Dukes scored first, but the 'Hounds scored twice to win their second game. Mike Seth and Haggai Lebo scored for the 'Hounds.
Sun.(18); 'Hounds 1, Rochester 0. Dawyne 'Ricky' Smith scored, with about 1,000 having turned out at Peters Twp. H.S. Stadium, in McMurray.
Thurs.(22); 'Hounds 3,CalU 0; Dwayne 'Ricky' Smith and Mike Seth scoredto keep the 'Hounds unbeaten.
Sat.(24); 'Hounds 2, W.V.U. 0; Two first half goals lifted the 'Hounds to their fifth win of the pre-season.
Wed.(28); 'Hounds 1,Pitt 0; Chris Agordor scored around the 50th minute off a cross from David Leon.
Fri.(2-3); The Riverhounds hope to start building their home in late March, and move in late July or early August, when they host either Charlotte or Los Angeles. Join G.T.S. Weekly and share the excitement!
Thurs.(1-12); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2012 schedule is now up, with the 'Hounds opening up with a pair of games in Antiqua, before they begin at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium against rival Dayton, on April 21st, a Saturday, at 7PM. The 'Hounds will play the Dutch Lions a total of three times, with the others in Ohio. Here is the schedule;
Fri. April 6; At Antiqua Barracuda FC(7)
Sun. (4-8); At Antiqua Barracuda FC(4:30)
Sat.(4-21); DAYTON DUTCH LIONS(7)
Fri.(4-27); At Charleston Battery(7:30)
Sat.(4-28); At Wilmington Hammerheads(7:30)
Sat. May 5; At Orlando CityLions(7:30)
Sat.(5-12); LOS ANGELES BLUES(7)
Wed.(5-16); HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS(7)
Sat.(5-19); RICHMOND KICKERS(7)
Thurs.(5-31); CHARLESTON BATTERY(7)
Sat. June 9; At Dayton Dutch Lions(8)
Sun.(6-17); ROCHESTER RHINOS(3)
Fri.(6-22); WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS(7)
Sat.(6-30); ORLANDO CITY LIONS(7)
Wed. July 4; At Dayton Dutch Lions(7:30)
Fri.(7-6); HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS(7)
Fri.(7-13); At Richmond Kickers(7)
Sat.(7-14); At Charlotte Eagles(8)
Fri.(7-20); HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS(7)
Sat.(7-21); At Rochester Rhinos(7:05)
Fri.(7-27); ANTIQUA BARRCUDA FC(7)
Tues.(7-31); LOS ANGELES BLUES(7)
Fri. August 10; CHARLOTTE EAGULES(7)
Fri. (8-18); At Rochester Rhinos(7:05)
Tues.(1-10); A press conference was held at the Greentree Sportsplex, which attracted a pretty sizable group, including camera crews, the Steel Army and KDKA and WPXI.
I have a full article on this in my March newsletter, but the facility will hold concerts, Lacrosse, Football(Women's Passion), and other events, but the main tennant will be the 'Hounds, who hope to attract 600,000 annually. Construction will start asap with hopes that they can move in late July or early August. Until then, they will continue to call Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium home. The schedule is due out soon. This will be located in Station Square near the Trib Ambitheatre. Slides were show on the facility and a video from USL President Tim Holdt was also shown, congratulating the 'Hounds and promising good things for the league's future.
Thurs.(12-8); The First day of the Riverhounds tryouts went well, as an estimated 60 participants turned out, according the 'Hounds Head Coach Justin Evans.
During the actionthe thud of a save or a blocked shot could be heard and the sound of the ball finding the back of the net to complete a great play.
The Greentree Sportsplex has changed since I was there last for the opening after the 'Hounds had purchased it.
You can see more pictures in the March newsletter. I also have an interview with Coach Evans.
Fri.(8-19); Unfortunately, the 'Hounds were blanked again and eliminated by Rochester, 4-0. The Rhinos will face Harrisburg for the Division finals next week.
The 'Hounds will have to figure out a way to solve Rochester in 2012. The rest of their season went well.
The Riverhounds were shutout in last year's playoff game, 2-0, at Richmond. They have yet to score against Rochester and they need to tonight, or get eliminated.
The Rhinos will be trying to maintain their shutout streak against the 'Hounds so they can move on, the 'Hounds need to avoid that and somehow find a way to beat Neal Kitson and the Rhinos defense. Take advantage of any oppertunties that they get. Prove that they can beat a Bob Lilley coached team. We have the talent to do that! Break the Rochester jinx! The season depends on it.
Sat.(8-13); The Riverhounds fell in Rochester again, 1-0, as the Rhinos clinched the Division title. The 'Hounds hope to find their first win in Rochester in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, or their season will end(unless it's agrregate series).
Sat.(8-6); The 'Hounds got goals from Jeremy Deighton and Tommy Gray to earn a 2-2 tie with Charlotte in front of 2,038 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium, the largest this season. The Riverhounds finish in Rochester on Saturday.
Wed.(8-3); Harrisburg ended in a scoreless tie with FC New York.
Sat.(7-30); With no competion(Pirates away) the Riverhounds drew their largest crowd of the season, 2,005 and defeated Richmond, 2-0, lead by Shintara Harada with a goal and an assist. Jeremy Deighton also scored.
Fri.(7-29); The Riverhounds hope for a great turnout at C.V.H.S. Stadium on Saturday when Richmond plays the 'Hounds.
Both teams battle for a playoff spot in their Divisions, but the 'Hounds need a win to stay 5 points up on FC New York who plays tonight, hosting Wilmington. N.Y. needs two wins this weekend to climb above the 'Hounds, but a Pgh win will nullify that. Even a win and tie by N.Y. will keep the 'Hounds in 4th.
Fri.(7-22); Unfortunately, the 'Hounds lost in Rochester, 3-0, getting no help from the refs in the second, who awarded Andrew Hoxie a p.k. and fell to 4th place with L.A. win.
The 'Hounds need a win against Richmond on Saturday(7).
Wed.(7-20); The Riverhounds spread their lead over FC New York to 5 points in beatingDayton, 3-1, in front of 1,209.
FC New York lost in Harrisburg and the 'Hounds tied L.A. for third in the National Division. They play at Rochester on Friday with the City Islanders trailing the Division-leading Rhinos by one point.
Sat.(7-16); The Riverhounds need to win at FC New York today to remain in the playoff hunt, the 'Hounds dropped to 4th place afterL.A. tied on Friday night.
The 'Hounds won the first two games from FCNY, 2-0 and 2-1. If New York gains momentum from their score in the 85th minute, that could spell problems for the 'Hounds.
Sat.(7-9) Goals by Sterling Flounder and Kevin Ljundberglifed the 'Hounds over New York, 2-1 and intothe last playoff spot in the National Division. They head for New York next Saturday.
Sun.(7-3) Goals by Jason Yeisley(p.k.) and Jeremy Deighton lifted the Riverhounds to a 2-0 win over Antiqua Barabuda, in front of 1,003 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
On Friday, the 'Hounds remained unbeaten after a scoreless tie with Orlando City, in front of 953 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
They host Antiqua Barracuda FC at 3 PM on Sun.
On Saturday the 'Hounds silenced Charleston, 2-0, on goals by Matt Fondy and Shintara Harada.
On Friday the Riverhounds fell inCharlotte, 2-0, with both goals scored by Sallieu Bundu(15, 24).
Both teams will be tough opponents and this will be the first encounter with the Eagles this year, while they will take on the Battery for the third time. Previous games ave ended scoreless.
Tues.(6-21); The Riverhounds continued to struggle, losing 4-1 in Richmond and were eliminated from LHUSOC competition. Regular season action has them in the Carolina's this weekend.
The 'Hounds and Wilmington ended up in a scoreless tie, with each team gaining a point in their Division, in front of just over1,000 at C.V.H.S. Stadium.
The 'Hounds visit Harrisburg on Tuesday(7).
Tues.(6-14); The Riverhounds overcame a gloomy situation, trailing Chattanooga FC, 2-0, with late goals by Kevin Lundberg and Jeremy Deighton to force overtime. And a goal in the first overtime by Jason Yeisley off a free kick by Tommy Gray,enabled the 'Hounds to eliminated FC and they will face Richmond in the next round. About 500(including Tenn supporters) turned out to C.V.H.S. Stadium. Next game is against Division rival Rochester up in Edinboro's Sox Harrison Stadium(8).
Fri.(6-10); The 'Hounds visit Wilmington tonight(7:30), before they host Chttanooga FC in the LHUSOC on Tuesday(7:05). Then they return to league play on Friday to host Rochester at Sox Harrison Stadium, on the campus of Edinboro Univ.(8).
Sun.(5-22); The 'Hounds suffered their first home loss(3-0) and saw their 4-game unbeaten streak stopped, as well as to see their first goals surrendered.
They host Wilmington(4-1) on Saturday at 7.
Sat.(5-21); Jeremy Deighton and Matt Fondy scored in each half and the Riverhounds held off FC New York, 2-0, in front of the largest crowd of the season at 1,421 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium. It was their second Division win of the season.
Tomorrow they host L.A. at 5 PM
Tues.(5-3); The Riverhounds will host the USLD2 defending Champion Charleston Battery at 7 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium. Before the game, the anthem will be performed by members of the GreaterJapan Assoc. of Greater Pgh(JPGP) and shirts will be available for purchase($20) to help the American Red Cross with the earthquake and tsunami for the People of Japan. Contact the Riverhounds more more info.
I emailed Jason Kutney about his thoughts about the weekend trip and the game on Sat.
His reply, "K.C. While we certainly did not play a quality game on Friday, in Wilmington, we felt our response was solid on Saturday(Charleston). It is never easy to travel such a distance and then play, and doing it twice within 36 hours is even more of a challenge.
We are excited to be at home this Friday, and are hoping for some dry weather."
Fri.(4-29), The Riverhounds hope to build on the win that they earned on Sat, 1-0 over Harrisburg in their home opener. They visit Wilmington(, where the Hammerheads are 1-0, tonight(Legion Stadium, 7:30), and Charleston, where the Batteey are 1-1, tomorrow night(Blackbaud Stadium, 7:30).
Thurs.(4-7), The Riverhounds(0-1) fell, 2-1, in Richmond(2-0).The 'Hounds travel to Harrisburg next Sat.(7).
Sun.(4-3); The Riverhounds remained unbeaten after a 1-1 tie in Rochester on Sunday. Jason Yiesley converted a cross from Tommy Gray in the 14th, but Tony Donatelli tied it for the Rhinos, at Sahlen Park.
The 'Hounds(4-0-1) open the regular season on Saturday in Richmond(5).
Fri.(4-1) The Riverhounds will be playing their final pre-season game up in Rochester for a 3 PM Sunday game against USL PRO rivals the Rhinos.
Wed.(3-30); The Riverhounds decided not to participate tonight, but Duquesne and CMU decided to play a full game.
The Dukes edged the Tartans, 1-0, with the goal coming 5 minutes before the end of the first half, as light snow fell steadily for much of the game, played before about 100 at the CMU Soccer Stadium. The 'Hounds decision not to play, turned out to be a wise one, from what I experienced.
Mon.(3-28); The Riverhounds improved to4-0 in the pre-season with their second straight 5-0 win, this time atCalU. Jeremy Deighton lead the 'Hounds with two goals.
Thurs.(3-24) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds shutout Slippery Rock Univ., 5-0over the Rockets. Matt Fondy lead the way with a pair of goals and Tommy Gray addeda goal and an assist. And local charity raised $53,000.
Tues.(3-22); The Riverhounds score in second half, to beat Robert Morris, 1-0, before about 100at Joe Walton Stadium.
Sun.(3-20) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds played their first scrimmage, on Sunday against Pitt at the new Peterson Sports Complex, scoring a goal in the 79th minute for a 1-0 win, before about a couple hundred.
Fri.(3-18); The Riverhounds 2011 Pre-season schedule;
Sun(3-20); at Pitt(Peterson Sports Complex, 11 am)
Tues.(3-22); at Robert Morris(Joe Walton Stadium, 4:30)
Thurs.(3-24); vs. Slippery Rock(Deer Lakes H.S., 7)
Mon.(3-28); at CalU(Adamson Stadium, 7)
Wed.(3-30); vs. Duquesne Univ.(part of a round robin tournament, they also play host C.M.U., 7)
All events free to public
Tues.(3-15); The 'Hounds have signed three more, Defender Mike Seth, who is returning for a second year; For. Mike Fondy and Midfielder Ben Horner. They join Defender Thabiso 'Boyzzz' Khumalo, Def. Shintara Harada and Def. Nikola Katic.
Mon.(3-14); Thabiso 'Boyzz' Khumalo has returned to the Riverhounds, after being loaned to the D.C. United(MLS). He spent two years there, before being released last season. Khumalo is the 4th player signed.
Mon.(2-21); The Riverhounds have signed two, for a total of 3. Shintara Harada, the USLD-2 Defender ofYear in 2010, and Nicolas Katic have signed for a year.
Wed.(2-8) Goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap has re-joined the Riverhounds for two years.
Sun.(1-9) The Riverhounds will hold a Combine next month on the 16th, 17th and 18th of February. The first will be at the Greentree Sportsplex, then they will be at the South Pointe Fieldhouse. Visit the Riverhounds website for more info. www.riverhounds.com
Thurs.(11-2) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are pleased to announce their 12th Annuall Open Tryouts for the 2011 season. The trials are for eligable college players, free agents and amateur players seeking professional contracts to further their careers. The open tryouts will be held on the 9th and 10th at the Greentree Sportsplex.
Players from the Trial will be chosen for an intense combine in late February with current Riverhounds and invitedplayers from around the world. The combine will be a 2 day event to finalize the 2011 roster for the 'Hounds.
To register, contact the Riverhounds; (412)539-1191 or visit their website;
Fri.(1-14) Riverhounds 2011 USL PRO schedule is out. The 'Hounds will be on the road for the first two games;
Sat. April 9;At Richmond(5); Sat(4-16); At Harrisburg(7); Sat.(4-23); HARRISBURG(7); Fri.(4-29); At Wilmington(7:30); Sat.(4-30); At Charleston(7:30); Fri. May 6); CHARLE-STON(7); Sat.(5-14); At Orlando City(7:35); Sat.(5-21); FC NEW YORK(7); Sun.(5-22); LOS ANGELES(5); Sat.(5-28); WILMINGTON(7); Sat. June 4; At Dayton(7:30); Fri.June 10; At Wilmington(7:30); Fri.(6-17); ROCHESTER(8); Fri.(6-24); At Charlotte(7:30); Sat.(6-25) At Charleston(7:30); Fri. July 1; ORLANDO CITY(7); Sun.(7-3); RIVER PLATE (3); Sat.(7-9); FC NEW YORK(7); Sat.(7-16); At FC New York(3); Wed.(7-20); DAYTON(7);Fri.(7-22); At Rochester(8); Sat.(7-30); RICHMOND(7); August 6; CHARLOTTE(7); Sat.(8-13) At Rochester(7).
Fri.(11-19) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds were honored for being among 6 teams(Chicago-PDL, Orange Co.-PDL, California-PDL, Seattle-W-League and Vancouver-W-League) for being 10+. They also received three Awards- Fair Play, Betsy McAdams Key Grip Award-won by Jon Rotz andUSL Progress Award.
Fri.(8-27) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds took 3 of the 5 end of the season awards, with the Charleston Battery earning the others.
The 'Hounds Jeremy Deighton won Rookie of the Year, Shintaro Harada won Defender of the Year and Hunter Gilstrap won Goalkeeper of the Year.
Charleston's Lamar Neagle won MVP and Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser won Coach of the Year.
Tues.(11-16), According to the USL website, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds are among 6 teams(Chicago-PDL, Orange Co.-PDL, Seattle-W-League, So. California-PDL and Vancouver-W-League, who will be honored at 10+ clubs during the Hall of Fame Awards banquet at the USL Annual General Meeting, in Tampa, Fla. on Friday(11-19).
Fri.(11-12) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have announced that they will be holding tryouts at the Greentree Sportsplex on December 6th between 10 and 2. See the Riverhounds website for details;www.riverhounds.com
Fri.(10-22) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have joined the USL PRO League, joining Richmond, Charleston, Harrisburg, Charlotte, Dayton, River Platte and Sevilla(both Puerto Rico). More teams are expected to join in the future!
Sat.(8-21) The Riverhounds brought their streak of having won 10 of 12 into Richmond. A do or die game that saw them come up short, 2-0. Matthew Delicate lead the Kickers with a goal and an assist as Richmond dominated before 2,236 at City Stadium and the 'Hounds season sadly ends. But I want to thank Head Coach Justin Evans for a great season and returning the team to the playoffs, which I say with a heavy heart.
Sat.(8-14) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds complete their season tonight in Harrisburg (7). The 'Hounds will not see another home game. The only chance for fans to see the team is if they make the finals, which wlll be telecast on Fox Soccer Channel(tba).
Wed.(8-4) The Riverhounds lost a chance to clinch the final playoff birth, but earned a point, iin a 1-1 tie in front of 765.
The tie almost eliminates the CIty Islanders, while the 'Hounds are now 4 points ahead of Charlotte. An Eagles loss on Sat., or a 'Hounds win over Charleston gives the 'Hounds the last spot.
This will be a very physical contest with both sides needing a win. Harrisburg is coming off a 2-0 loss in Richmond, that gave the Kickers the first gaurenteed playoff spot.
Storms are predicted this evening, hopefully they will avoid the game. Come out and support the 'Hounds in their final regular season homestand and help them to clinch a spot!
Sat.(7-31) Jeremy Deighton scored in the 21st minute, a minute after Real Maryland had one disallowed for offsides, and Nate Salsi scored from Tommy Gray as the 'Hounds shut out the Monarchs, 2-0 in front of 1,058 at C.V.H.S. Stadium.
Harrisburg comes on Wed.(7), and Charleston on Saturday(7)
Thurs.(7-29) The Riverhounds are coming off a weekend where they took over the final playoff spot from Charlotte, before dropping a game in Richmond's heat.
The best scenario this weekend would be for the 'Hounds to beat the Monarchs and the Battery to beat the host Eagles, which would give the 'Hounds some cushioning and all but elimate Charlotte. But the Monarchs can't be taken lightly since they tied Charleston last weekend. This is a tight race and the 'Hounds need our support!
Sat.(7-23) The 'Hounds had to battle the heat in Richmond and fell to the Kickers, 1-0, on a goal by Bobby Fogelbeg, from Mike Burke in the 8th minute.
The 'Hounds return home on Sat., still in third place.
Fri.(7-23) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds edgedCharlotte tonight, 2-1, to take over third place in the USLD2.
The 'Hounds were given the lead in the third minute on an own goal, before Jorge Herrera tied it, for the Eagles, off an assist from Leo Gibson in the 61st.
Chad Severs won in in the 90th with a break away goal.
They visit Richmond tomorrow night(7) in another very crucial game.
'Hounds Midfielder and CEO Jason Kutney called this weekend's games'Massive' for the 'Hounds.
Sat.(7-17); The Riverhounds earned a 1-1 tie thanks to Chad Severs header off a cross byTravis MacKenzie in the 58th. It's Sever's 5th goal this season.
The 'Hounds visit Richmond on Wed.(7).
Fri.(7-16) The Riverhounds need to start out better than they did against Charlotte and Richmond and control the play against Harrisburg. Remind the City Islanders who has the home field advantage and take advantage of oppertunities. Use their confidence and they will find third place.
Thurs.(7-15), The 'Hounds rebounded from last week's loss with a 2-0 win overRichmond, in front of 905 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium. Chad Severs scored both second half goals and goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap earned his first assist.
The 'Hounds host Harrisburg on Sat(7).
Sat.(7-10); The Riverhounds now find themselves in 5th place with Harrisburg's win.
They make up for the lack of action with games this week against Richmond(Thurs. 7:05) and Harrisburg(Sat. 7:05). Both are important games that they must win to remain in contention, as time is running out, with 8 games left. They also need some help.
Fri.(7-1); The Riverhounds try for third in the USLD2 when they host Charlotte for the second time in a week, at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium at 7:05.
Tues.(6-22); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds had their unbeaten streak snapped and were eliminated from LHUSOC competition in Rochester, 3-0.
They return to action on Saturday at Edinboro vs. Real Maryland, in hopes of continuing their league unbeaten streak and gaining more ground in the standings.
But they riding a 5-game unbeaten streak going back to their 3-1 win in Richmond and the team has confidence that they can do it.
The Rhinos have been struggling, their latest game saw a 1-1 tie in Montreal, where tthe held a 1-0 lead but lost it. If the 'Hounds can take advantage, they will advance.
The game can be heard on the Rhinos website, at 7:30.
Sat.(6-19); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds were lead by Alex weeks with a pair of goals and Tommy Gray with a goal and an assist, in their 3-1 win over Charlotte before 631 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
Thurs.(6-17); The winner of the Riverhounds/Rochester in the next round(Tues.) will take on Columbus(tba).
Tues.(6-15); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds advanced to the next round of the LHUSOC after defeating Detroit, 2-0, in front of jjust 527 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
Alex Weeks scored in the 35th on a penalty kick and Adam Gazda added a free kick in the 42nd as Hunter Gilstrap earned the shutout win
Next roundmay be against Rochester(USSFD2) on the 22nd.
On Charlotte, Alex Weeks; "Excited, we haven't won very many games, so hopefully we can start winning."
Head Coach JustinEvans, "Charlotte's a game we need to win. So far,in the league, we've lost and tied at home, so we really need totake care of home, we have a lot of games coming up in the July stretch, so we need to start picking up points on the top three in the league."
Fri.(6-11); The Pittsburgh Riverhoundsare still winless in Harrisburg, battling them to a 1-1 tie at Skyliine Sports Complex on Friday. Now the 'Hounds return home for a Tuesday date with Detroit United in a first round LHUSOC game at 7 PM
Wed.(6-2); The pairings for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have been announced and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds are paired with Detroit United Soccer Club(USASA) in a match scheduled for Tuesday (6-15) at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
Tues.(6-1); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds were honored with three members being selected for USLD2 Team of the Week;
Midfielder Shintaro Hirado;For-wards Chad Severs andLee Kouadio-Tobey.
Fri.(5-21); The 'Hounds may have lost more than the game. Jeremy Deighton remained on the turf after scoring infirst half stoppage time to put them on the board. He was eventually taken by Ambulance to a local hospital, though he was seen moving his legs. Hounds fought hard in the second half, but two goals by Amaury Nunes llfted the Battery to a 4-3 win.
Lee Kouadio-Tobey and Alex Weeks scored their first goals of the regular season, for the 'Hounds(0-3-3).
The 'Hounds were beaten twice during their Carolina trip with 2-1 scores in Charlotte and Charleston. The Battery(4-0-1) visit on Friday(7:05).
Sun.(5-2); Chartiers Valley H.S.
Richmond 0 1-1
PGH 1 0-1
PGH. OWN GOAL (Vercolles) 13
Rich. Delicate (Gorres) 91
I caught up with both Head coach Justin Evans and goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap after the game and both expressed disappointment with the results.
Coach Evans said that Richmond is a tough team and they played hard
Overall, the 'Hounds are 3 10 4 against Richmond.
JE; They are a good team, they have a lot of players who have played together for a long time. We rebuilt this year and only brought back six players. I mean, there's going to be growing pains, but I think we have some of the players who are going to be able to do it."
Thurs.(4-29); Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds will probably have a low turnout on Sunday. Not just because of a chance of rain but with the Marathon scheduled to last just before game time and the Pens game three of their second round will grab sports fans attention. I'm trying to help as much as I can and hope to see a decent turnout.
I hope the 'Hounds can keep fans updated on the scores.
The 'Hounds have announced that they have partnered with Leukemia/Lymphoma Society to raise awareness of Blood Cancer. LLS Man of the Year Candidate Joe Sadowski will be present for the honorary coin flip along with Girl and Boy of the year Hannah Hannum and Jon McNamee to perform the inaugural First Kick.And a raffle will be held to help raise money for families affected by this disease.
Tues.(4-27); After the Pgh Marathon(ends around Noon), head on over to Chartiers Valley H.S. for the Riverhounds home opener, at 3.
Directions; Take the Parkway West to the Washington/Erie Exit(veer right) and take the Washington exit(veer left).
Enter i-79 and take down to the Heidelberg exit, which you will take to the end. At the light, go left and head for the next light and make another left(restaurant at the far left).
Go under the bridge(school on your right), go about 500 yards and you will reach the Stadium entrance on your left(pay for parking). Go 'Hounds!
Tues.(4-20); I emailed Jason Kutney about his thoughts on the game;
"The wind played a definite factor in our opening match, as it significantly affected ball distribution. However, it was a good battle and a deserved point for both teams. The Steel Army, who made the trip from Pittsburgh, was excellent in our support!"
And about Charleston;
This weekend is special for a few of us who played for the Battery-myself, Justin Evans and Louis Rolko. It will be nice to return to Charleston and see some familiar faces--and work to get a win!
Sat.(4-17); The Riverhounds batttled Real Maryland to a scoreless tie, in front of 1,100 fans at Richard Montgomery H.S. Stadium, to start the 2010 season.
Their next stop is Charleston, to play the Battery at 7:30.
Hounds head coach Justin Evans is 4-0 in pre-season and is looking for his first regular season win.
Thurs.(4-8) atAdamson Sta.
The Riverhounds defeated
CalU, 3-1 at Adamson Stadium, to finish their pre-season schedule. Their season starts at Real Maryland at 6:30 next Saturday(4-17).
This is the Hounds final pre-season game, before they head down to Maryland to visit the Monarchs in the season opener a week from Sat..
Tues.(4-6);At Deer Lakes H.S . PGH RIVERHOUNDS 2 4-6
Slippery Rock Rock 0 0-0
PGH DEIGHTON (GRAY) 7
PGH SEVERS (GRAY) 15
PGH SEVERS (DEIGHTON) 25
PGH DEIGHTON (GRAY) 30
PGH LA CRONE(UA) 75
PGH GAZDA (UA) 90
Fri.(4-2) At Joe Walton Stadium
PGH RIVERHOUNDS 0 2-2
R.M.U. Colonials 0 0-0
Details to come
Wed.(3-31); At U.S.C. H.S.
Pitt Panthers 1 0-1
PGH RIVERHOUNDS 0 2-2
Pitt Brown 24
PGH. HOPKINS 81
PGH. WEEKS 89
Tues.(3-28); The season will officially begin two weeks from Tuesday and the Hounds have released their pre-season schedule;
Fri.(4-2); At R.M.U.(5:30)
Tues.(4-6); vs. Slippery Rock at Deer Lakes H.S.(7)
Sat(3-20); The Riverhounds have announced four more signings;
The return of Travis Mackenzie; Former Crystal Palace Baltimore's Shintaro Harada; Former Charleston Battery Louis Rolko and rookie Sterling Flunder.
Mon.(3-8); The Riverhounds have announced the signing of 8 players, four being returns;
Ed Hayden, Chris Riley, Thomas Gray and Tony Labudovski will be returning.
New additions; Adam Gazda (from Chartiers Valley H.S.), Michael Seth(Pgh native who has played with Colorado Rapids U-23(PDL) and trained with the Rapids(MLS), Alexander Weekes(out of Colgate Univ.) and David Von Stockhausen(out of Sacramento St.).
The Hounds open their season at Real Maryland on Sat(4-17) at 6:30.
Thurs.(2-24); The final day of tryouts went very well, according to the Hounds Director of Player Development Jason Kutney, the players chosen will be contacted.
Wed.(2-23); participants work hard during Riverhounds try-outs at Southpointe Fieldhouse.
Tues.(2-22); Unfortunately, I was unable to find the Riverhounds tryouts, but Jason Kutney sent me an update, telling me that the guys with high expectations by the team are looking good and they are looking for more in the following days.
Sun.(2-21); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are announcing that this week's tryouts have reached their limit, which means much talent will be processed as to who makes the roster.
I'll be there, at Southpointe doing an article for next week's issue.
Sat.(2-13); The Riverhounds have signed formerHarrisburg City Islander Chad Severs for the 2010 season.
Fri(1-22); The Riverhounds are joining the Haiti earthquake reliefefforts. Please visit the link page for their website to learn more!
The following is the schedule for the Riverhounds;
Sat.(17); At Real Maryland(6:30)
Sat.(24); At Charleston(7:30)
Fri.(5-14); At Charlotte(8);
Sat.(5-15); At Charleston(7:30)
Sun.(5-29); At Rich.(7)
Sun.(6-6); At Real Md.(6)
Sat.(6-12); At Harr.(7)
Sat.(6-26); vs. Real Md. at Edinboro Univ.(8).
(More to come)
Tues.(1-12); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have announced that Justin Evans will now be their head coach, moving up from being an assistant and Gene Klein will become a Technical Director.
Wed.(1-6); Iemailed Jason Kutney with some questions, one of which was about the Neville Island location. That was avoided, leading me to believe no new progress.
The Hounds are 'firming up dates' for their pre-season schedule, which is difficult because of the D1 problems.
But the Hounds will be down in Charleston early next month for the USL combine. Their next tryouts will be in the middle of next month.
Thurs.(12-24) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds will open on the road for 2010. Their first game will be a 6:0 start at Real Maryland at Richard Montgomery H.S. Stadium on the 17th of April, before visiting an old rival from the past, the Charleston Battery for a 7:30 contest at Blackbaud Stadium the following Saturday.
On the second of May, the Hounds host the Richmond Kickers in their home opener at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
The Hounds went 0 1 1 vs. the Kickers, tying(1-1) down their early in the season and losing (2-0) here. TheHounds hope to change that for the better.
Fri.(12-4) I emailed Jason Kutney about the Riverhounds currently and his thoughtson the USL;
"The tryouts are at Seton-LaSalle H.S. this weekend, and we have close to 50 players, this is about average for a first open tryout.
We're in a strong USLD2, especially with Charleston entering and some of the weaker programs leaving. It will be a competitive league.
With the USL1 situation, cetrainly there will be turmoil. The USSF is meeting this weekend to decide to decide on the fate of thenew league 'NASL'."
Sat.(8-16); The Pittsburgh River-hounds finished their season with a 1-0 win over CP Baltimore in front of a season high crowd of 2,151 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
Bill Brindley scored his first of the season, heading a cross from Jeff Hughes past Billy Chiles in the 14th minute. Danny Waltman earned the shutout and fans were treated to awards and gifts after the game in a drawing.
Thurs.(8-12); The Riverhoundswill host their final game of the season on Saturday on Fan Appreciation Night when they host Crystal Palace Baltimore at 7:05. This is your last chance to watch and support the Hounds this year, prizes will be given out. Both teams are out of the playoff race and the Hounds hope to finish on a positive note with a win and a good turnout.
Sat.(8-8); The Hounds took an early lead on a goal by Jeff Hughes in the first minute. But Charlotte scored the next three and won, damaging the Hounds playoff hopes and leave them all but eliminated with one home game left. With Real Maryland winning andholding the last position with 25 points, all thatremains is pride and fan appreciation day.
Fri.(7-31); This and next week's issues contain interviews withthe Hounds captain, as well as Randolph Jerome and Tommy Gray. Find out how to join to get your copy!
Mon.(7-27); The Houndsneed to continue where they left off, as Wil-mington comes to town on Saturday. They need your support while taking onone of the toughest teams in the league.
The Hammerheads are battling for first, while the Hounds are trying to make the playoffs.
Sun.(7-26); After salvaging a tie, thanks to Jeff Hughes stoppage time strike on Friday, the Riverhounds earned a big win to help their playoff chances, 3-0 over Western Mass on Sunday
Nathan Salsi headed home a cross from Randolph Jeromein stoppage time, before the break began. Randolph added a pair of goal in the second half on penalty kicks, one as the result of a penalty and the other a handball call on the Pioneers.
They host Wilmington on Saturday(7:05).
Fri.(7-24); The first game of this series turned out even, as the River-hounds tied it on a late goal by Jeff Hughes in second half stoppage time, after Western Mass had taken the lead on a goal by Almir Barbosa, who took a long pass from Neil Krause and beat a charging Danny Waltman, before sending his shot inside the right post to silence the crowd.
Hughes, about a couple minutes into a 6 minute stoppage time raced down the far side, before launching a shot from about 20 yards that beat Pioneers goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to the upper left, sending a roar from the crowd of just over1,000, as the team mopped the former Cincinnati King.
Justin Evans was ejected and will not be available on Sunday, as was Neil Krause.
The teams play again on Sunday(3:05).
The Pioneers are also in a must win, although closer to the final spot, 4 points up on the Hounds. This makes this two game series(Sun afternoon at 3) very crucial! But the winner also needs help from other teams also.
Sat.(7-19); The Hounds again came up short, losing in Harrisburg 1-0. This makes the remaining home games more crucial and a win against Western Mass is a must, when they visit on Friday(7:05).
Fri.(7-18); The Hounds need a win in Harrisburg on Saturday, since Western Mass silenced Bermuda, 5-0 on Friday night. This leapfrogs the Pioneers over the Hounds again.
Fri.(7-10); The Riverhounds have a chance to do some damage inthe standings on Saturday, with Western Mass losing in Wilmington(4-0) tonight.
The Pioneers have the same identical record as the Hounds(4-6-3).
The hounds left the island losing to the Hogges, 1-0 in front of 200 at National Sports Center. Damon Ming scored late to lift the hosts.
In an exhibition, the Hounds beat Bermuda U-23 team, 2-1, despitebeing outplayed in the 2nd half.
The scrimmage was part of an agreement that the Hoggeshave with the league to help opponents to improve the quality of play on the island.
Next, the Hounds visit Real Maryland for a game at 6 PM on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds began a 4-game road trip tonight in Bermuda, winning the first, 2-1.Tony Labudovski scored from Ed Hayden in the 10th, before Tenywa 'T-Bone' Bonseu scored in the 45th, convering on a diving header off a cross from Justin Evans.
Lloyd Holder put the Hogges on the board in the 86th off a corner kick from Lashon Dill.
They play again onIndependenceDay at 7.
Fri.(6-19); The Riverhounds again lost to Richmond, this time 2-1.
They now go to Bermuda for two games, and the start of a 4 game road trip.
Sun.(6-14); Richmondlost to Real Maryland and Crystal Palace Baltimore defeated Wilmington so if the Hounds can beat Richmond later, they will find third place.
Sat.(6-13); The Pittsburgh Riverhounds, who won on Thursday, will have an advantage over the Richmond Kickers on Sunday's contest, since the Kickers playat Real Maryland tonight(6).
The Hounds are currently two points behind Richmond and a win can leapfrog them over, depending on how the Kickers do tonight.
Fri.(6-12); After last night's win, I interviewedRiverhounds head coach Gene Klein, which can be found in next week's issue. But I also asked himfor his thoughts on the Richmond Kickers;
"Richmond is always at the top of the league, they've had their struggles but they're loaded with MLS veterans and they're starting to come on strong really well the last couple of games.
You gotta have your best game."
Thurs.(6-11); The Hounds made it two straight in league wins after defeating Bermuda, 1-0 in front of 715 at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium. Ed Hayden scored in the 48th off a Justin Evans corner kick.
Next up, Richmond on Sunday.
Wed.(6-10); It's been a week and a half since the Hounds last played a league game-a 3-1 win in Wilmington. Unfortunately, their idle status has left them in last place with Western Mass winning in the meantime.
The Hounds recent activity was their losing in a shootout in Rochester, falling to the Rhinos in penalty kicks(4-2) after a last minute goal by the hosts tied the contest at 1-1. So they will face Cleveland in the next round.
In the meantime, the Hounds host the Bermuda Hogges on Thursday(6-11) in their return to league action, at 7:05 PM in Schools Out celebration and children are encouraged to wea Blue and white.
The Hounds scored, but lost big in Charlotte and now hope to pick up at least a point in Wilmington on Sat.
Two nights prior to the Hounds hosting Bermuda, they will return to Rochester where they lost in last season's LHUSOC first round to the Rhinos(2-0).
Having only scored three goals all season so far, this is turning into a long season for the Hounds. Hopefully, they can start getting more involved and finding the scoresheet.
The Hounds now visit Wilmington where the first place Hammerheads look to avenge their only loss this season, in Western Mass.
The Hounds will not see action again, until they host Bermuda on June 11th(Thurs.).
The Riverhounds are off this weekend while all other teams see action.This means that the Hounds could be in last place by Monday. The hope is that Harrisburg beats Charlotte and WesternMass loses.
Daniel Waltman did well in his second game against our state rivals, but he could not stop a shot by Cody Reinberg in the 34th minute, a shot that snuck inside the left post, finding the left corner.
The omen for the Hounds came a minute later when a weak shot by Randolph Jerome rolled just wide left of the City Islanders cage, covered up by Tomer Chencinski at the left post.
After losinggoalkeeper Zach Varga to a Red card last Saturday, the Hounds will be forced to play either Danny Waltman, who replaced Varga for much of the last game, or Eric Barnes. This will be a real test for the team, especially after getting blanked in Harrisburg and considering the Hounds still have only scored 3 goals to this point.
The defense will have to step up and fans need to come out(like you did for the Pens)!
The Hounds lost their first of the season, 3-0 in Harrisburg and lost goalkeeper Zach Varga to a Red card in the 33rd minute.
Eric Barnes, who replaced him, will take over his duties in the return match on Saturday(7:05).
The Houndswontheir home opener, 2-1,over the Real Maryland Monarchs(1 1). Randolph Jerome scored to give the Hounds the lead, before Gary Brooks tied it. But Justin Evans gave the Hounds the lead in the 63rd and they held on.
Injury update; Jerome, who was injured after scoring, reported back to practice on Tuesday with just brusied ribs.
Sat.(5-2) RIVERHOUNDS BOX SCORE
Real Maryland 0 1-1
PGH RIVERHOUNDS 0 2-2
PGH. JEROME (SALSI) 52
R.M. Brooks (Carroll) 56
PGH. EVANS (UNASSISTED) 63
Real Maryland opened with a 3-2 win over Ber-muda last weekso the Hounds will need to find more goal scorers. TheMonarchskept the Hounds from clinching aplayoff spot last season, so that should be more momentum. But scoring is a big concern and the Hounds better get more production! They need to take advantage of their home field.
The Riverhounds earned another point, but also scored their first goal when Randolph Jerome beat Ronnie Pascale in the 40th minute and the Hounds and Richmond tied 1-1.
The Hounds open at home against Real Maryland on Saturday(7:05) at Chartiers Valley H.S. Stadium.
While the Kickers scored, the Hounds are still looking for their first goal, which they hope to get against the Kickers on Saturday(4-25). The game will be at 7 at the Univ. of Richmond Stadium.
The Riverhounds began their2009 campaign on Friday with a scoreless tie with C.P. Baltimore at UMBC Stadium. No stats are available yet.
PGH RIVERHOUNDS 0 0-0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 0 0-0
Y.C. Sean Cameron-PGH 51
(4-8); West Virginia Univ. 2,Riverhounds1.
(4-6); The Slippery Rock 1, Hounds 0
(4-2);At Upper St. Clair H.S. Stadium
Univ. of Pitt 0 1-1
RIVERHOUNDS 0 1-1
Directions; Take the Liberty tunnel and go straight, past Bethel Park for at least 5 miles, until you see Upper St. Clair H.S. on the right. Turn off at the ramp, proceed straight at the light. Veer right takes you to the parking lot.
call; 1(412)359-1191 for info.
(3-29); Riverhounds 1, Calif(Pa.) 1; The Hounds battled windy and rainy conditions, while having problems with ball control, but managed to control the play.
(3-27); The Riverhounds open their scrimmage on Sunday at Ringgold H.S. vs. the Univ. of Penna. at California Vulcans(7 PM).
(3-23); According to a source, the Neville Island meeting location went well, the Hounds are awaiting a response.
The Hounds preseason starts today(3-23). Check back for their exihibitionschedule.
(3-19); According to a source on the Riverhounds, the team will be a part of Neville Island, for which the County announcedthe official plans to implement a sports park on the site. They are now somewhat committed to making it a reality. How much the Houndswill be in it for is unclear at the moment.
(2-28); The Riverhounds will have to perform well in their first two game of the season, atBaltimore (Crystal Palace) and at Richmond, to avoid an 0-2 start to their season, at Chartiers Valley on 5-2.
(2-23); I received word from the Riverhounds today about the advertising that I'd inquired about, so I will have an add running in their yearbook. Please look for it when you purchase a copy.
When they played at Falconi Field, all my ideas on how to improve went ignored, which I fear is the case now, as well(to this point).
(1-29) The Pgh. Riverhounds will be hosting the 2009 Pro Combine on Friday(2-27 & 28) at the Greentree Sportsplex and the Island Sports Center on Neville of R.M.U.
Participants include current Hounds players and those invited by Hounds coaches. There will also be an open tryout for players who could attend the Hounds open tryout this past December.
Call; 412-539-1191 for more info
The Pittsburgh Riverhoundsare working on their 7th season, after having completed the 2008 season which included just missing the post-season.
The Hounds began in 1999, playing at BethelPark H.S. Stadium, until moving to Moon H.S. Stadium for the 2004 season, where they earned a franchise-best 17-1-2 record(under then-head coach Ricardo Irribarren). Unfortunately, a complication lead to their playing on the road in the playoffs and a 1-0 loss in Utah, to the Blittz, who wound up winning the title, before dissolving to the formatioin of Real Salt Lake(MLS).
The Hounds then moved to Falconi Field(now Com-cast Energy Field) for two seasons, before going to hiatus and returning under currenthead coach Gene Klein, who is also the G.M.. Visit their website at Riverhounds.com
Members of the Hounds have included; Phil Karns, Michael Apple, Ricardo Irribarren, Randy Dedini, Justin Evans, T-Bone(some of whom have made it up to the MLS) and many others!
The Hounds struggled last seasno, before finding a winning streak. The final contest included a match with Real Maryland, where a win would have given the Hounds the final playoff spot. They tied, 1-1, giving the spot to Western Mass.
The Riverhounds have made the playoffs almost every other season. Their opening crowd, in 08, was 3,119(Harrisburg) and their final game saw 2,112(Real Maryland) turnout.
2004 Pro Soccer League Alignment;
Northeast Div. Western Mass Pioneers; New Ham-pshire Phantoms and Connecticut Wolves
East Div. PGH. RIVERHOUNDS; Harrisburg City Islanders and Long Island Rough Riders
South Div. Charlotte Eagles; Wilmington Ham-merheads and Atlanta Krunk
West Div; San Diego Flash; California Gold and Utah Blitzz
A-League 1999; Northern Conference; Connecticut Wolves; Hershey Wildcats; Long Island Rough Riders; PGH. RIVERHOUNDS; Montreal Impact; Rochester Raging Rhinos and Toronto Lynx
Central Conference; Charlotte Eagles; Nashville Metros; Richmond Kickers; Atlanta Ruckus; Cincinnati Riverhawks; Indiana Blast and Char-leston Battery
Western Conference; San Diego Flash; El Paso Patriots; Milwaukee Rampage; Portland Timbers; Seattle Sounders; Vancouver Whitecaps and Minnesota Thunder
(Top; Riverhounds host Real Maryland on opening evening on Sat(5-2).
Center; Halftime scoreboard shows teams scoreless.
Bottom; Harrisburg City Is-landers, during 2008 season, at CVHS. Photo by K.C. McElroy)
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