PREVIEW: Not One, But Two #PghSoccer Teams Revel in #USOC2017

In my in-depth feature ahead of Wednesday’s US Open Cup 2nd Round action for DK Pittsburgh Sports, I take a look at both the Riverhounds and underdog amateurs, Tartan Devils Oak Avalon as they look forward to this next round which introduces all of the second-division teams from USL and NASL into the tournament. In both … More PREVIEW: Not One, But Two #PghSoccer Teams Revel in #USOC2017

Riverhounds Win 3rd Straight, Top Ottawa Fury FC, 1-0

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds keep finding ways to win 1-0 games. Today’s victims were the Ottawa Fury FC. After a sluggish first half, and darting a few bullets, the Hounds Corey Hertzog scored his fifth goal of the season on a header in the 52 minute on a cross from Ritchie Duffie after a poor Ottawa clearance. … More Riverhounds Win 3rd Straight, Top Ottawa Fury FC, 1-0

COLUMN: Determined Open Cup Underdogs @TartanDevilsFC — ‘A Pittsburgh Team’

In the modern era of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition — since Major League Soccer was founded a little more than 20 years ago — no Pittsburgh-area amateur team had ever won a first-round game in the United States’ most prestigious and oldest soccer tournament. That changed on Wednesday night, when the Tartan … More COLUMN: Determined Open Cup Underdogs @TartanDevilsFC — ‘A Pittsburgh Team’

BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS: Let The Fury Begin

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds (3-3-2. 11 points) begin another busy stretch of games today in hostile territory in Ottawa, at 2 p.m in first-ever match against the Ottawa Fury FC (1-2-3, six points), formerly a NASL franchise that made the jump to USL this past Winter. I’ve posted game notes / preview on DK Pittsburgh Sports. … More BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS: Let The Fury Begin

Parkes, Hounds Working To Find Right Fit …In Hurry

Before I traveled to the Louisville area this week, I had a chance to catch up with Romeo Parkes along with Pittsburgh Riverhounds coach Dave Brandt after the team’s second training session of the week — after the team’s four day layoff. In this story, I take a deeper look at Parkes’ return and how will fit … More Parkes, Hounds Working To Find Right Fit …In Hurry

Tartan Devils Oak Avalon Battle Back, Beat Derby City Rovers On Penalties

In a battle of two contrasting teams, a veteran group of amateur players from Pittsburgh — Tartan Devils Oak Avalon battled back to net a late equalizer, then beat Derby City Rovers FC 1-1 (4-3 on penalties), in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night at the Woehrle Sports Complex in … More Tartan Devils Oak Avalon Battle Back, Beat Derby City Rovers On Penalties

Pittsburgh Amateurs @TartanDevilsFC Battle Back, Win Open Cup on Penalties

TARTAN DEVILS OAK AVALON FC (Pittsburgh, PA) 1  DERBY CITY ROVERS (Louisville, KY) 1 TARTAN DEVILS OAK AVALON WIN ON PENALTIES Summary of Penalties: After both teams missed one PK each in the first two rounds — both teams made their in the 3rd and 4th shots setting up the stage for Greg Fischer‘s attempt in the 5th … More Pittsburgh Amateurs @TartanDevilsFC Battle Back, Win Open Cup on Penalties

@TartanDevilsFC Beat @ROVERSSOCCER on PKs #USOC2017

TARTAN DEVILS OAK AVALON FC (Pittsburgh, PA) 1  DERBY CITY ROVERS (Louisville, KY) 1 Tartan Devils win on Penalties (4-3)  TARTAN DEVILS OAK AVALON WIN ON PENALTIES Summary of Penalties: After both teams missed one PK each in the first two rounds — both teams made their in the 3rd and 4th shots setting up the stage for … More @TartanDevilsFC Beat @ROVERSSOCCER on PKs #USOC2017

PREVIEW: @TartanDevilsFC #USOC2017 Quest Begins In Louisville #PghSoccer

Tartan Devils Oak Avalon FC (Amateur) vs Derby City Rovers (Premier Development League)  Wednesday, May 10 Woehrle Athletic Complex – Jeffersonville, IN Kickoff – 7:30 p.m. Game Updates: Follow on Twitter: @PghSoccerScribe   USOC 1st ROUND STORYLINES It’s a classic Open Cup match featuring two very different soccer teams and organizations with varying missions and … More PREVIEW: @TartanDevilsFC #USOC2017 Quest Begins In Louisville #PghSoccer