The Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer club seeks to continue unleashing victory in the month of May. The Hounds have gone 1-0-3 in league play this month, and they picked up a win in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. More on the tournament below.
Last Saturday, Pittsburgh followed up their first USL Pro victory of the season against the Phoenix FC Wolves with a 2-2 tie against the Dayton Dutch Lions at Highmark Stadium in Station Square.
Forwards Jhonny Arteaga and Jose Angulo got the Hounds on the scoreboard against goalkeeper Matthew Williams, both scoring off feeds from midfielder Matt Dallman. The Dutch Lions came back with two goals in the final 25 minutes by forwards Gibson Bardsley and Tjeerd Westdijk.
In 2012, the Hounds went 2-1 in three games with the Barracuda. During the game on Friday night, volunteers from the American Red Cross will be present collecting donations for the victims of the tornado that hit the state of Oklahoma earlier this week.
Riverhounds Reinforcements: On Tuesday of this week, Pittsburgh midfielder Matt Dallman was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 9 of the season. This is Dallman’s third time on the Team of the Week in 2013 as he is tied for the league lead with five assists.
After winning their first round game over RWB Adria in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament last Tuesday, the Hounds headed across the turnpike to New Jersey on Tuesday for Round 2. Pittsburgh lost a tough 1-0 game to the Ocean City Nor’easters of the USL Premier Development League, and has been eliminated from the tournament.
Our Hounds maintained quality possession throughout most of the match, but could not find the back of the net, despite outshooting the Nor’easters 8-2. It was in the 68th minute when Ken Tribbett of Ocean City was able to put the ball past Riverhounds goalkeeper Greg Blum from close range, after it bounced off multiple players in the penalty area.