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Game Preview: #PGHvLOU

By Riverhounds Staff, 09/07/17, 3:30PM EDT

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PITTSBURGH (September 7, 2017) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds (8-8-10) return home on a five-game unbeaten streak to face Louisville City FC (14-5-5) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Highmark Stadium.

In the midst of their longest unbeaten streak of the season, the Hounds will look to go unbeaten in six straight for the first time since the 2013 squad staved off defeat for 10 consecutive matches.

Saturday’s match is the third and final meeting between Pittsburgh and Louisville. The Hounds’ conference foe has gotten the best of head-to-head competition so far this season, winning both matches by a combined score of 4-0. In seven matches all-time, Pittsburgh has defeated Louisville only once (1-4-2).

Louisville enters this weekend rolling with wins in four its past five matches played and holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference with two games in hand. The Derby City side has recorded incredible production out of its roster, as all but two players with minutes played this season – out of 17 players total – is without a goal scored.

Off the pitch, there will be plenty of activities to partake in, including, but not limited to, First Responders Night and the Allegheny Health Network “Health Series” continuing with Prostate Cancer Awareness Night.

Tickets to the match are still available and can be purchased by visiting Riverhounds.com. For fans unable to make the match, be sure to follow along live with USL Match Center and on Twitter at @PghRiverhounds.

More info on the match can be found below. 


Game Info

WHO

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Louisville City FC

WHEN

7 p.m. on Saturday, September 9

WHERE

Highmark Stadium

WATCH

USL Match Center

FOLLOW

Twitter: @PghRiverhounds - #PGHvLOU | #UNLEASH

What to Watch For


TEAM RECORDS

Louisville City FC overall record: 14-5-5

Louisville City FC away record: 6-3-3

STREAK: W1

Pittsburgh overall record: 8-8-10

Pittsburgh home record: 4-5-3

STREAK: T1


Hounds Injury Report

Rich Balchan – Out for Season (Achilles)

Keasel Broome – Out for Season (Wrist)

Shane Campbell – Out (Lower-body)

Trey Mitchell – Out for Season (Shoulder)


Recent Head-to-Head

June 17, 2017, at Louisville Slugger Field

Louisville City FC 3, Pittsburgh 0

Scoring Summary

LOU – Cameron Lancaster 8’

LOU – Cameron Lancaster 64’ (Brian Ownby)

LOU – Niall McCabe 78’ (Rich Ballard)

May 20, 2017, at Highmark Stadium

Louisville City FC 1, Pittsburgh 0

Scoring Summary

LOU – Luke Spencer 7’ (Brian Ownby)

Season Leaders

Pittsburgh

Goals: Corey Hertzog (11)

Assists: Kevin Kerr (5)

Points: Corey Hertzog (24)

Saves: Trey Mitchell (46)

Save %: Trey Mitchell (.742)

GAA: Trey Mitchell (0.94)

Louisville City FC

Goals: Luke Spencer (8)

Assists: Oscar Jimenez (5)

Points: Luke Spencer (19)

Saves: Gregory Ranjitsingh (28)

Save %: Tim Dobrowolski (.688)

GAA: Tim Dobrowolski (0.91)


Last Time Out...

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 1, FC Cincinnati 1

SCORING SUMMARY:

PGH – Corey Hertzog 3’ (Chevaughn Walsh)
CIN – Andrew Wiedeman 40’

LINEUP:

Matt Perrella – Taylor Washington, Tobi Adewole, Jamal Jack, Ritchie Duffie (Gale Agbossoumonde 69’) – Romeo Parkes (Kenroy Howell 89’), Stephen Okai, Victor Souto, Kevin Kerr – Chevaughn Walsh (Kay Banjo 69’), Corey Hertzog

Louisville City FC

Louisville City FC 1, Charleston 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

LOU – Guy Abend 78’

LINEUP:

Gregory Ranjitsingh – Sean Totsch, Sean Reynolds, Paco Craig – Guy Abend, Paolo DelPiccolo, George Davis IV (Tarek Morad 85’), Oscar Jimenez – Brian Ownby (Luke Spencer 57’), Ilija Ilic, Niall McCabe (Rich Ballard 72’)


Specials

The Riverhounds are proud to host their second annual First Responders Night. The club will hold a pregame ceremony honoring all local first responders in attendance and Touch-a-Truck will be the game. The Hounds are offering all first responders one free ticket, as well as discounts for guests, to Saturday’s match by contacting 412-865-GOAL.

In addition, the Allegheny Health Network “Health Series” continues with Prostate Cancer Awareness Night, where fans will have the opportunity to engage with prostate cancer specialists on-site to learn about the risk factors, symptoms, how it is found and how it is treated. AHN also will have on hand a 20-foot inflatable colon for fans to walk through.

Lastly, the stadium’s $1 beer gameday special will run from gates open – 5:30 p.m. – until kickoff.