2016 Preseason

preseason

Besides announcing the long awaited regular season schedule last week, the Riverhounds also dropped their preseason schedule. As usual it’s a smattering of college teams, but it’s a different group than we’ve seen over the past few seasons.

2/28 – @ Penn State – 1 pm
3/6 – vs Ohio State – 1 pm
3/13 – vs Michigan – 12 pm
3/18 – vs Akron – 6 pm

Nothing against the local colleges the Hounds tend to play, but they aren’t exactly powerhouse programs. It tough to get a good idea of what the team will be like going into the season when they roll through the preseason. Last year most of the schools they faced were outside of the top 100. This year they’re mostly in the top 50. I don’t follow college soccer so I don’t have a lot to…



2016 Hounds Schedule is Out: First Thoughts

16opener

The 2016 Riverhounds (and full USL) schedule is out. Some quick thoughts on the schedule as well as some dates to circle on the calendar (for those who haven’t already circled all 15 home dates).

The first thing to notice is that all home games are at 7pm. No more scorching in the sun for afternoon kickoffs.  There are also no games placed less than three days apart. The team avoided all back-to-back dates last year, but did have an instance of two games in three days while up in Canada. While this year features more mid-week games, mostly towards the end of the season, it avoids some of the ultra-bunched up scheduling the league has used in the past. Of the 15 home dates, 10 fall on a Saturday, two on a Wednesday, and…



A Couple of Announcements, Board Nominations are Open

Today, the Steel Army Board of Directors formally accepts the resignations of Bobby Zebransky, Vice-President, and Bryan Seybert, Treasurer. Both men, who will still be active members of Steel Army community, have decided to step away from the board to focus more time on their careers.

We would like to put in writing our sincere gratitude to both Bobby and Dyson for what they have done to help grow and stabilize the organization into what it is today. They are the embodiment of what it means to live for the Club and the Army. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes when you see them at the next tailgate or other event, and thank them for their amazing efforts.

Both positions will be filled in accordance to the Army By-Laws.

Today, being a calendar month before the 2016 Annual General Meeting, will open the nominations for the two Member Representative positions on…



Off-season News and Notes: New Players and a New Team

2016 is in full swing, and while we still don’t have a schedule (maybe this week?) there are still plenty of things to talk about.

Welcome to the team

The Hounds got off to quite the start in 2016 by announcing not one, not two, but six new players along with several returning guys. We go live to Tuffy’s office-

131107_SteelArmy_Photos_KingpinMoney

The team confirmed Mauricio Vargas (GK – FC Wichita) and Hunter Gilstrap (GK – Carolina Railhawks) who we mentioned in the last blog post. James Bissue (M – Montreal FC) is MIA but it might be a paperwork thing. New signings are Alex Harlley (M – Atlanta Silverbacks), Corey Hertzog (F – Tampa Bay Rowdies), Zak Boggs (F- Tampa Bay Rowdies), and Karsten Smith (D – Fort Lauderdale Strikers). Returning players are Rob Vincent, Kevin Kerr, Lebo Moloto, Stephen Okai, Sterling Flunder, Nick Kolarac and…