PITTSBURGH (August 11, 2021) — Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC goes for a fourth straight win at home and fifth straight win overall when they host Miami FC at 6 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
This will be the second meeting all-time between the two clubs, who first met June 12 in a game also played at Highmark. The game finished as a 1-1 draw, as Russell Cicerone scored an early goal for the Hounds, only to have former Hounds winger Christiano François tied the game in the closing moments of the first half.
The Hounds (10-4-3) have ascended to the top of the Atlantic Division with their current winning streak, but third-place Miami (8-6-3) is just six points behind with three head-to-head meetings remaining in 2021. The Hounds go to South Florida twice in the final month of the season for matches on Oct. 2 and Oct. 17.
Injuries are an issue for the Hounds entering this match, with three players ruled out — Josh Gatt (knee), Jordan Dover (lower body) and Tom Judge (head) — and another two questionable to play — Albert Dikwa (groin) and Mekeil Williams (lower body). The Hounds’ scoring punch is intact, however, as Cicerone (eight goals) and Alex Dixon (six goals) will try to make this the fourth consecutive game in which the Hounds have scored at least three goals.
Miami comes in much healthier, with just two forwards listed as questionable on their injury report — Richard Ballard (leg) and Pierre Da Silva (foot). They drew their last match on the road at Hartford, 1-1, but have been in reasonably good form of late with a 4-1-1 record over their past six matches. This is the middle match of a three-game road swing for Miami, who travel west this weekend to face the Austin Bold.
Before the match, check out our 3 Things feature to take a closer look at what the Hounds must do to keep stacking up the good results.
Date: Wednesday, August 11
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Highmark Stadium
Live Statistics: USL Championship Match Center
Live Updates: Twitter at @RiverhoundsSC and #PITvMIA