2017 Conferences Announced


It’s not the schedule, but the next best thing. Yesterday afternoon the USL announced the 2017 conference alignment as well as some general schedule dates. The Western Conference will be… whatever! We won’t see any of those teams until the finals. Your 2017 Eastern Conference tributes are-

Bethlehem Steel FC
Charleston Battery
Charlotte Independence
FC Cincinnati
Harrisburg City Islanders
Louisville City FC
New York Red Bulls II
Orlando City B
Ottawa Fury FC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Richmond Kickers
Rochester Rhinos
Saint Louis FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Toronto FC II

This year the Eastern Conference picked up three “new” teams with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Ottawa Fury, and the return of Saint Louis FC. If you are unaware Tampa and Ottawa come from the NASL and are not completely new teams. You may recall Tampa from the dramatic last minute goal by Rob…

The Hounds are in Division 2


On Friday night the United States Soccer Federation finally gave the USL their long sought after Red Ryder BB gun of (provisional) Division 2 sanctioning. Provisional being a key word. In the coming year or so the USL will have to prove to the Federation that they won’t shoot their eye out. Oh yeah the NASL kept their D2 sanctioning too. In 2018 two leagues enter the D2 cage, and only one leaves? Who knows. The USSF did their best can kicking instead of definitively sort out the mess of lower division soccer. Look for the potential final chapter of the Division 2 saga next December.

If you’re not a familiar with the soccer warz that have been going on over the last eight years or so, maybe you should keep it that way. If not talk to someone during…

Happy Holidays


Hey Army!

It’s been pretty quite around here since the end of the season. Rest assured we’re not dead, but just taking a long well deserved vacation. Plus there hasn’t been much happening until the recent flurry of signings by the Hounds. At any rate after spending the last couple months resting up and recharging our batteries, we’re ready to go for 2017. Come January we’ll have plenty to talk about regarding the Hounds and the USL in general. In the mean time we want to wish Riverhounds supporters far and wide Happy Holidays and hope you have a fun and safe time celebrating what ever it is you celebrate this time of year.



Gameday 30: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs FC Cincinnati


7:00 PM – Highmark Stadium