WEEKLY HS SPOTLIGHT: Massive Crowd at NJ HS Game; ‘Dice Among the Unbeaten; Games to Watch

After a busy stretch covering the Riverhounds in their final week of the regular season (three games in seven days), and their playoff venture to the New York area to take on the Red Bulls II in the USL quarterfinal, I finally have some time to circle back to scholastic soccer scene here in Western … More WEEKLY HS SPOTLIGHT: Massive Crowd at NJ HS Game; ‘Dice Among the Unbeaten; Games to Watch

Riverhounds Falter To Red Bulls II In Extra Time

Harrison, NJ – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds battled the New York Red Bulls II into extra time, but came up short, losing 4-2 in USL Quarterfinal playoff game on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. In turn of events, the Riverhounds conceded three goals in the extra period after taking a one-goal lead in the 95th … More Riverhounds Falter To Red Bulls II In Extra Time

BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS PLAYOFF EDITION: First Stop, Red Bull Arena

RED BULLS AT A GLANCE: Despite dropping their final two games of the season, the Sugar Free Red Bulls hung on to keep the 4th seed in the USL’s Eastern Conference with 42 points, just one point better than Pittsburgh. Cameroonian midfielder Marius Obekop has led New York’s offense this year with six goals and … More BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS PLAYOFF EDITION: First Stop, Red Bull Arena

RIVERHOUNDS WEEKLY TAKEAWAYS:  A Team Nobody Wants To Play

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds might just be that team nobody wants to play right now. By ending the season with a 2-1 win at Harrisburg on Saturday to earn a playoff berth and win the Keystone Derby, the Hounds head into the postseason with all kinds of confidence. Since losing on the road to the Charlotte … More RIVERHOUNDS WEEKLY TAKEAWAYS:  A Team Nobody Wants To Play

Up Close with Meghan Klingenberg (Bonus — Coach and Teammates Chime in on “Kling”)

Here in Pittsburgh, we can’t get enough of Meghan Klingenberg – can we? Last month, I completed this “Up Close” feature for Pittsburgh Sports Report on the Gibsonia native and Pine Richland grad who had quite a homecoming last month here at Heinz Field. One of the things that didn’t quite make the cut for … More Up Close with Meghan Klingenberg (Bonus — Coach and Teammates Chime in on “Kling”)

RIVERHOUNDS CLINCH PLAYOFFS, WIN KEYSTONE DERBY CUP

RIVERHOUNDS 2  CITY ISLANDERS 1 HARRISBURG, PA – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds hung on to defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders 2-1 to earn a spot in the USL playoffs, and capture the Keystone Derby Cup at Skyline Sports Complex on Saturday. The Riverhounds scored two first half goals only seconds apart in the 34th minute by … More RIVERHOUNDS CLINCH PLAYOFFS, WIN KEYSTONE DERBY CUP

BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS: Keystone Derby Number Four Will Settle Score

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (10-9-8, 38 points) vs Harrisburg City Islanders (11-10-6, 39 points) Saturday, September 19 Skyline Sports Complex, Harrisburg, Pa. Kickoff – 7 p.m. Fans will be able to watch the action as it unfolds on http://www.Riverhounds.com Follow PIttsburgh Soccer Report’s John Krysinsky, who will be in Harrisburg, for all game updates on Twitter @johnkrysinsky. … More BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS: Keystone Derby Number Four Will Settle Score

RIVERHOUNDS STAY ALIVE, TIE LEAGUE-LEADING RHINOS

RIVERHOUNDS 1 v RHINOS 1 – GAME STATS The Pittsburgh Riverhounds stayed alive in the race to earn a spot in the USL playoffs by playing to a hard fought 1-1 draw against league-leading Rochester Rhinos at Highmark Stadium on Wednesday night. Rochester’s Christian Velosky got behind the Pittsburgh back line on a through ball in the … More RIVERHOUNDS STAY ALIVE, TIE LEAGUE-LEADING RHINOS

BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS – USL Leading Rhinos Provide Playoff Challenge

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (10-9-7, 37 points) vs Rochester Rhinos (15-1-9, 54 points)  Highmark Stadium 7 p.m. ROCHESTER AT A GLANCE Rochester ran away with this year’s regular season crown due largely to its stout back line limiting opponents to 12 goals. How remarkable is that?  The next best team in defense, the Charleston Battery, has conceded … More BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS – USL Leading Rhinos Provide Playoff Challenge