HoundsSC_Logo (1)Pittsburgh Soccer Report provides comprehensive and objective coverage of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of United Soccer League (USL).

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.




Forwards (2): Kay BanjoRomeo Parkes

Midfielders (4): Ben Fitzpatrick, Kenardo ForbesChristiano FrançoisKevin Kerr

Defenders (4): Tobi AdewoleJordan DoverJoe GreenspanRaymond Lee

Goalkeepers (3): Mike Kirk, Dan LyndKyle 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.



Highmark Stadium

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.


LILLEY and TUFFYOwner –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)

Riverhounds Fall in Highmark Stadium Opener (April 2013)
Riverhounds Fall To F.A. Cup Champs Wigan Athletic F.C. in Friendly (July 2013) 
Hounds Fall To Chicago Fire in Storm Shortened US Open Cup 4th Rd Match (June 2014)
Foot Soldiers (Feature on Steel Army – June 2014) 
‘Miracle on the Mon’: Hounds Complete Comeback For the Ages (May 2015)
BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS: Anatomy of A Miracle Win (May 2015)
Rob Vincent Celebrates goal vs DC United. Photo courtesy Riverhounds.com
Riverhounds Give DC United a Fight, Fall 3-1 In Extra Time (June 2015) 
COLUMN – Let’s Get Real Folks – MLS Is Not Coming To Pittsburgh (June 2015)
Riverhounds Clinch USL Playoff Spot, Win Keystone Derby Cup (Sept. 2015)
Steffens Brought Exciting Soccer & High Character To Pittsburgh (May 2016) 
Riverhounds Have To Step Up To Keep Pace With Growing USL (Sept. 30)
Hounds reveal new crest, kits, TV schedule, expansion plans and more for 2018 season 

 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



‘Miracle on the Mon’– May 2015


Hounds vs 2013 FA Cup Champs — Wigan Athletic FC – July 2013


Steel Army Salutes Rob Vincent (Sept. 2015)




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