USL Recap Week 4: Bad Weekend for Home Openers

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It was a long weekend for me so this week’s recap is a little sparse. This post before the results of the late Sunday game.

Rochester Rhinos: 1
Dayton Dutch Lions: 1

Box Score | Replay 


Wilmington Hammerheads: 4
Pittsburgh Riverhounds: 3

Box Score | No Replay

  • Poor defense and poor officiating made it a rough home opener for the Hounds


Richmond Kickers: 1
Charlotte Eagles: 2

Box Score | Replay


Charleston Battery: 0
Orlando City: 1

Box Score | Replay


Sacramento Republic: 1
OC Blues: 2

Box Score | Replay


OKC Energy: 4
Arizona United: 0

Box Score | Replay

  • Not too surprising when you put a team together in like a week.

The rich…

GAMEDAY 3: Wilmington Hammerheads vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds


7pm – Highmark Stadium

Game officials, as assigned by PRO:


REFEREE: Mr. Mathieu Bourdeau
AR1: Mr. David Potter
AR2: Ms. Amanda Ross
4TH: Mr. Ian Forbes


Wilmington is coming off a home scoreless draw against our good buddies from Harrisburg. Most surprising may be the 11 shots that the Hammerheads were able to produce while limiting a Harrisburg side to minimal scoring threats. Wilmington also featured two players as part of their affiliation with Toronto FC, as goalkeeper Quillan Roberts and midfielder Daniel Lovitz started and played to full 90 minutes. Start working on your best Quillan Roberts lines now, as we need to make him feel nice and welcomed in front of our end.

The Steel Army, the Home Opener, and You!

It’s finally here! Home opener weekend! We’ve had a busy off season working towards this match, and I think it’s safe to say everyone is extremely excited. We do have a lot of information to get out there regarding our plans for the opener. We’ve compiled an FAQ answering any question we could think of. I highly recommend new folks read through the below so you know what’s going on. If you were around last season our plans are mostly the same with minor tweaks here and there. If we did miss something and you have a question please let us know in the Facebook comments or @ us on Twitter.


When does the tailgate start?

Our tailgates typically start 3 hours before kickoff. On special occasions, such as the opener, we like to start the party a little earlier. We’re starting our home opener tailgate at 3:00pm.    

Where are…

USL RECAP WEEK 3: The Season Finally Gets Going

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds: 1
Richmond Kickers: 3

Box Score | Replay 

  • Our short recap
  • Another shaky performance by the Hounds. Pretty sure they had negative possession in the first half partly due to a MIA midfield.
  • Speaking of shaky- another “quality” outing by the refs.
  • City Stadium sure doesn’t show well on camera. 3,500 attended but the way the stadium is set up they all sit on the camera side making it look empty.
  • Pretty sure the camera people never watched a game of soccer before.


Harrisburg City Islanders: 0
Wilmington Hammerheads: 0

Box Score | Replay

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Rochester Rhinos: 1
Orlando City: 3

Box Score | Replay

  • Rochester continues where they left off last season.
  • Orlando…

RECAP: Too Little, Too Late, Hounds Lose 3-1

We knew this was going to be a rough road trip for the Hounds.

We’ve taken 1 point out of 2 away matches.

Richmond dominated the first 60 minutes. The Hounds woke up towards the end, but were unable to come back.


-Nice to see Collins John get a goal.
-2 goals scored by Richmond were entirely preventable.
where was the Hounds’ midfield the whole game?