Pittsburgh Soccer Holiday Party


If you hadn’t heard yet, consider this your invitation to the Pittsburgh Soccer Supporter’s Holiday Party on Decemer 13 at 8pm. This year the festivities will take place at Blue Line Grille across from Consol Energy Center. The proceedes from the party will benefit the Claudio Reyna Foundation.

You DO NOT need to be an member of Steel Army or the Pittsburgh chapter of American Outlaws to attend.  In fact, this is a wonderful opportunity for new fans of the beautiful game or soccer fans new to the Pittsburgh area to meet, socialize, and learn about our two organizations, all while helping to support a great cause. By then we may actually have some Riverhounds news to talk about… maybe.

Meet the New Teams: Charlotte Independence


With USLPro expanding from 14 to, at least, 22 teams and two other franchises relocating and starting new identities, we figured we could kill some of the off-season boredom by letting you get to know the new competition. “Meet the New Teams” will run, roughly, every other week leading up to March 2015.



Name: Charlotte Independence

City: Charlotte, NC

Home Field: American Legion Memorial Stadium

Previous Leagues (if any): None (bought franchise rights from Charlotte Eagles, but is a new team)

Supporters’ Group: Jack’s Militia

Oh, man, where do I start? This team, in their short existence, has done enough obnoxious things to deserve everyone’s ire for years to come. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Last season, the Charlotte Convicts Eagles decided to stop…

Hounds Release First Post-Bankruptcy Statement

The Riverhounds have released their first statement since the club and stadium’s reorganization plans were approved, last Friday.

The Riverhounds are proud to announce that the Club’s reorganization plans have been officially approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeffery A. Deller.  The approvals, which apply to both the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Highmark Stadium, mean that both entities are now positioned to move forward in preparation for the 2015 USL Pro season and beyond, under the ownership of Terrance “Tuffy” Shallenberger and direction of current management.   

Hounds Reorganization Plans Confirmed, SA Observes Court

For a precise and professional description of what occurred in Judge Jeffery Deller’s courtroom today, read the Trib’s Brian Bowling’s story.

However, if you want a longer and possibly incorrect recap of event from someone vastly unqualified to observe and report on federal bankruptcy hearings, please keep reading.

9:50AM – Tuffy, Kutney, and attorneys in attendance. Tuffy tells me he’s disappointed in the lack of smoke for today. Everyone upbeat, but not ready to celebrate yet.

54 floors above the city is an awesome view. There is picturesque, unobstructed view of Highmark Stadium from the court lobby. Really amazing, but slightly ominous view to have before going into court.

Like a middle school dance, opposing sides are in opposite ends of the lobby, shooting glances towards each other but won’t make eye contact. Small talk about last night’s Bengals-Browns game is not cutting the tension.

Every guy, except me and Tuffy, is wearing a…