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What2Watch4: Memphis – 5/18

By Taylor Carr, 05/17/19, 9:45AM EDT

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (2-1-5) will battle Memphis 901 FC (2-6-3) for the first-ever time at 8 p.m. on Saturday at AutoZone Park. The game will be televised on Pittsburgh’s CW. 

Home Woes

Memphis has yet to win a game at AutoZone Park since the season started (0-3-2). So far this season, Memphis has played 11 games and has only won two of those matches – none of them at home.

Making them Count

Pittsburgh and Memphis are in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings. However, Pittsburgh is one point away from being in a playoff spot whereas Memphis is still three points away from making it into the playoff picture. 

The Streak Stands

The Hounds have continued to ride a seven-match unbeaten streak. The Black and Gold won 3-0 in their last game, a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match, against the Dayton Dutch Lions. The goal is to keep the momentum going against Memphis 901 FC.

By the Numbers: 2

Riverhounds SC is two wins away from its 200th overall victory (including league, postseason and Open Cup action) in franchise history. 

Key to Victory: Keep Momentum

The Hounds need to keep their momentum from their previous game with Dayton in order to continue their winning ways. The Hounds need to play with the energy they did in the second half of the last game – a period in which the team scored three goals – in order to defeat Memphis.