Soccer Report’s John Krysinsky has covered the Riverhounds for nearly a decade, and provides perspectives and in-depth reports on the team all year-round.
HOUNDS 2018 ROSTER TRACKER
Forwards (2): Kay Banjo, Romeo Parkes
Midfielders (4): Ben Fitzpatrick, Kenardo Forbes, Christiano François, Kevin Kerr
Defenders (4): Tobi Adewole, Jordan Dover, Joe Greenspan, Raymond Lee
Goalkeepers (3): Mike Kirk, Dan Lynd, Kyle Morton
The Riverhounds have competed at various levels of the second and third tiers of United States Soccer — originally competing in the United Soccer League “A-League” in its inaugural season in 1999. The Riverhounds are now part of the newly expanded USL that includes a comprehensive partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) — as many teams are affiliated or operated by MLS franchises. In December 2015, the Riverhounds entered into an affiliation agreement with the Columbus Crew of MLS.
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Since 2013, the Riverhounds have made Highmark Stadium their home. The soccer specific facility is located on the banks of the Monongahela River at Station Square, on the South Side, with a scenic view of Downtown Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle in the background. Highmark Stadium capacity is listed at 3,500, but with standing room areas, can fit from 4,200-4,400 fans.
Owner –Tuffy Shallenberger
Head Coach – Bob Lilley
Lilley takes over the reigns with the Hounds as one of the most successful coaches in USL, USSF Division 2 and A-League history. He is a USL Hall of Famer, and has won USL Championship (USL Cup and a regular season title) with Rochester in 2015, and a USSF Division 2 (USL Conference) title in 2010. Lilley also led the Vancouver Whitecaps to a A-League title in 2006. Lilley played professionally from 1989-1994, when he finished his career as a member of the short-lived Pittsburgh Stingers. His coaching resume includes stints as the head man with Hershey Wildcats (1997-2001, A-League, Montreal Impact, 2002-2003, A-League), Vancouver Whitecaps (2004-07, A-League), Detroit Ignition (2007-08, Major Indoor Soccer League) and Rochester Rhinos (2009-11, 2014-17).
@PghSoccerScribe’s Archived Hounds Coverage (2013-present)
Team History / Milestones
Founded – 1999
League Affiliations / Home Fields
- A-League (1999-2003) / Bethel Park Stadium
- USL Second Division (2004-2006) / Moon H.S.-2004 / Consol Energy/Falconi Field, Washington, PA – 2005-06
- one-year sabbatical (2007)
- USL Second Division (2008 – 2010) / Chartiers Valley HS
- USL (2011- present) / Chartiers Valley HS / Highmark Stadium since 2013
TOP VIDEO MOMENTS
‘Miracle on the Mon’– May 2015
Hounds vs 2013 FA Cup Champs — Wigan Athletic FC – July 2013
Steel Army Salutes Rob Vincent (Sept. 2015)