PITTSBURGH (June 18, 2021) — Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC puts its three-game road winning streak on the line at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when they face the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla., where the Rowdies have won seven straight matches and lost just once in their past 18 home matches going back to the 2019 season. The match will be televised on 22 The Point and streamed on ESPN+.
The Hounds (3-3-2) pulled themselves over the finish line in their last match Tuesday, as they held on for a 1-0 win over Indy Eleven despite playing the final 28 minutes and stoppage time with 10 men after Jelani Peters was sent off. Tommy Williamson scored the Hounds’ goal — his first as a professional — on a first-half free kick.
Tampa Bay (6-1-0), the Atlantic Division leaders, had more than a full week’s rest to prepare for the match after defeating Loudoun United, 2-1, at home on Friday, June 11. Sebastián Guenzatti scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season, but it wasn’t until an 85th-minute goal by substituted Foster Langsdorf that the match was decided.
The Hounds are 2-3-3 all-time against the Rowdies, but the two wins were the first two meeting between the clubs in 2015 and 2017. Since then, the Hounds have not won against Tampa Bay, which includes an 0-3-1 record at Al Lang.
Expect more squad rotation from the Hounds, who are going into the sixth game of their congested schedule stretch that has them playing 10 league matches in 40 days. Among the regulars who did not start at Indy are Kenardo Forbes, Alex Dixon, Jordan Dover and Mekeil Williams, which makes them likely candidates to return to the Starting XI.
To see Riverhounds SC’s complete 2021 schedule visit https://www.riverhounds.com/game-schedule. Also, check out our 3 Things feature in advance of Saturday’s match.
Date: Saturday, June 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Fla.
TV: 22 The Point
Live Statistics: USL Championship Match Center
Live Updates: Twitter at @RiverhoundsSC and #TBRvPIT