Gameday 21: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Sacramento Republic

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10PM – Bonney Field

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Match Officials, as assigned by PRO

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REFEREE: Mr. Tyler Ploeger
AR1: Mr. Mike Kampmeinert
AR2: Ms. Veronica Perez
4TH: Mr. Vince Apple-Chiarella

The Hounds, winners of four of their last five matches, look to keep the good times rolling as they face off against Sacramento Republic, tonight, in California. The expansion side has had a terrific first season, sitting in fourth place and drawing impressive crowds every game.

For Pittsburgh, the man advantage and comfortable lead of Salt Lake’s reserve squad allowed Niko Katic the opportunity to sub a couple players out early in the match, with an eye on tonight’s match. Combined that with two new players…



How We’d Like To See Today’s Games Play Out

With the beloved’s 5-2 victory in Sandy, Utah, last night, the playoffs have gotten just a little bit closer to being within reach. However, when you’ve sucked as hard and as long as the team did to begin the season, you’re going to need a little help from the rest of the league to clear a path to the top eight.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at today’s five USLPRO games and see what results would be most favorable to the Hounds. If some sort of with doctor or gypsy owes you a favor, today wouldn’t be a bad day to call in that marker.

Wilmington Hammerheads (26 pts / 6th place)

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Charlotte Convicts Eagles (21pts/10th place)

Realistically, we shouldn’t set our goals any higher than just making the playoffs. Anything above 8th place would be gravy, and gravy is a luxury.  Knowing that, it would be awesome if Wilmington,…



Gameday 20: Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Real Salt Lake Reserves

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Rio Tinto Stadium – 7PM

After a lengthy, broken laptop fueled absence, the gameday post has returned.

The Riverhounds find themselves standing in front of a HUGE weekend that will dictate how this season will finish.  Currently sitting at the bottom of the table, yet only six points shy of a playoff position, the six points available this weekend could be the difference between the final couple of games being playoff-esque fixtures or just kicking the ball around until the 2014 season gets Old Yeller’ed.

For the Hounds, three wins from the last four games has given hope to notion that the season isn’t a lost cause. With a team that has (finally) started to control possession and move the ball with intention, Niko may have a roster of guys that could live up…



Riverhounds Sign Andrew Ribeiro (Apparently) [Confirmed]

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Sometimes we search the Internet for “Riverhounds” to see if there’s anything worth seeing, and sometimes you find surprises like this-

Recently signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of #USLPro biggest news since Lebron’s signing. #PRStunting

— Andrew Ribeiro (@Brazilribs) July 23, 2014

Nothing official from the club yet but it looks like we’ll be seeing another new face in the line up besides Pridham.

Ribeiro is listed as a 23 year old 6’0″ Midfielder / Defender out of Creighton University. He played for the Portland Timbers U-23′s in 2012 making 14 appearances and scoring 2 goals. Ribeiro was drafted in the fourth round, 70th overall, of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by New York Red Bulls, but was released in the preseason. Shortly after he signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders where he made 24 appearances last season, averaging 70…



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