PITTSBURGH (March 15, 2017) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have announced their preseason match against Duquesne University, scheduled for this Sunday, March 19 at 12 p.m., has been cancelled.
"After speaking with [Duquesne Men's Soccer head coach] Chase Brooks, we thought it the best course of action to cancel Sunday's match," said head coach Dave Brandt. "They'll have a match this Friday and with already a thin spring roster, the timing wasn't working for them. And for us, I think we're comfortable in switching around our schedule to make sure we are best prepared for the season opener next Saturday."
As an added note, the Hounds still plan to hold their 2017 Fan Fest this Sunday. Previously costing $15 to attend for the general public, the event will now be free and start at noon – in line with the start of the Liverpool-Manchester City match at 12:30 p.m.
The Highmark Stadium Pub will be holding a watch party and offering the same specials given to fans throughout the preseason – $2 beers and select mixed drinks. The team store will also be open during this time, holding a 15-percent off sale on select merchandise.
Following the conclusion of the match, attendees will be invited upstairs to the Club Level to partake in the originally scheduled events of Fan Fest, including the 2017 kit reveal and a player meet and greet. Festivities for the day are expected to wrap up around 4 p.m. A full schedule of events can be found below. Please note times are subject to change.
2:45 p.m. – Head coach Dave Brandt addresses attendees
3 p.m. – 2017 kits revealed
3:15 p.m. – Q&A with Brandt, Riverhounds players and front office
3:30 p.m. – Meet and greet with Riverhounds players and staff
Tickets for the 2017 season opener on Saturday, March 25 at 5 p.m. are still available. Secure your spot to watch the Hounds face off against the defending league champion New York Red Bulls II at Highmark Stadium today by visiting Riverhounds.com or calling 412-865-GOAL.