Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0, Orlando City B 0
It was a hard earned road point for the Hounds, who really cleaned things up defensively, but again, could not convert on the few chances they had including a few dangerous looks in the late stages of the match.
In the 90th minute, Hounds captain Kevin Kerr snuck behind the OCB defense — taking advantage of a sloppy pass, took possession, then tried to chip it over goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. who was off his line. Kerr’s chip hit the top of the bar.
Moments later, Corey Hertzog, who came into the match as sub for Romeo Parkes, received a ball into the box from Taylor Washington. With an open look from the center of the box, Hertzog’s shot sailed left of the post.
OCB also had a few close calls in their final third in the second half, including Hadji Berry’s header in the far post area that hit the post.
OCB held lopsided possession advantage (68% to 32%), but the Hounds ended up with more shots (9-7), as they did a decent job of creating counter chances.
It was the second straight clean sheet for Keasel Broome in net for the Hounds.
The Hounds may have also started the second half of the season with a center back pairing that they can build around with Tobi Adewole joining Jamal Jack to help the Hounds post the shutout. It was also the second straight clean sheet with Hounds veteran Mike Green on the back line at right back.
Pittsburgh next continues its three-game road swing against red-hot Bethlehem Steel FC (7-6-2), who are unbeaten in their last six contests. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at Goodman Stadium. For more information on the Hounds’ upcoming slate of games, visit Riverhounds.com.
Riverhounds – Keasel Broome – Taylor Washington, Jamal Jack, Tobi Adewole, Mike Green – Jack Thompson (Kenroy Howell 66’), Danny Earls, Victor Souto, Kevin Kerr – Chevaughn Walsh (Marshall Hollingsworth 85’), Romeo Parkes (Corey Hertzog 64’)
Subs not used: Hunter Gilstrap, Gale Agbossoumonde, Shannon Gomez, Stephen Okai
Orlando City B – Earl Edwards Jr. – Seb Hines, Léo Pereira, Timbó, Rafael Ramos (Zachary-Ellis Hayden 54’) – Lewis Neal, Tony Rocha (Jordan Schweitzer 46’), Paul Clowes, Austin Martz (Danny Deakin 83’) – Richie Laryea, Hadji Barry
Subs not used: Jake Fenlason, Albert Dikwa, Conor Donovan, Ben Polk
PGH – Danny Earls (Caution) – 60’
PGH – Mike Green (Caution) – 71’
ORL – Timbó (Caution) – 78’
PGH – Taylor Washington (Caution) – 84’