The Pittsburgh Riverhounds will make soccer history in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 13, when the Club opens its home season at the new Highmark Stadium against in-state rival, Harrisburg City Islanders. This announcement follows the release of the 2013 USL PRO schedule on Thursday, which brings a new level of soccer to the league.
Together with Harrisburg, the 14-game home schedule brings back league opponents Rochester Rhinos, Charleston Battery, Richmond Kickers, Charlotte Eagles, Antigua Barracuda FC, Dayton Dutch Lions, Los Angeles Blues, Orlando City, and Wilmington Hammerheads as well as newcomers to the league, Phoenix FC Wolves and VSI Tampa Bay FC.
In addition, the Riverhounds will take on Toronto FC Reserves, a Major League Soccer Reserve League team that joins the mix after MLS and USL PRO announced earlier this week a multi-year partnership bringing interleague play between the USL PRO and MLS Reserve League teams.
The collaboration between MLS and USL PRO aims to enhance the development of professional players in North America, strengthen the competition in both leagues, and establish a solid foundation for future collaboration.
“The 2013 season marks a major milestone for the Riverhounds as we begin the next chapter at our new home in downtown Pittsburgh. Combined with the partnership with MLS Reserve League teams, we look forward to the excitement this season aims to bring,” said Jason Kutney, CEO and outside defender/midfielder for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
The April 13 match against Harrisburg kicks off the 2013 Keystone Derby, a battle for Pennsylvania bragging rights.
For the complete 2013 schedule, visit http://www.riverhounds.com/pro/schedule/
Want to see a game? Individual and corporate personal seat licenses (PSLs) are on sale now at Highmark Stadium through February 15. Grandstand seats, reserved first for PSL holders, are valid for all Riverhounds home soccer games, and the first option to buy any additional events.
PSLs are sold in three tiers of seating within the main grandstand: tier one includes seating sections at center field; tier two includes seating in mid-field sections; and tier three includes the outer-most seating sections.
Single game tickets and three-game packs will go on sale February 15 through Ticketmaster, the official ticketing company of Highmark Stadium.