It's been more than a year since Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC missed out on points at Highmark Stadium.
That night, a diving header from Ataulla Guerra gave the Charleston Battery a 1-0 lead in the 88th minute. Charleston held on to the lead for the remaining minutes of the match and stole a win on July 21, 2018 - the last time the Hounds took a loss in regular season action at the venue.
Flash forward to this weekend, the Battery return to the Steel City and look to put an end to the Black and Gold’s 22-game regular season home unbeaten streak.
Saturday will mark the 420th day since the defeat. And things have changed quite a bit in that time span.
New Look League
Seven new clubs joined the USL Championship. Birmingham Legion FC, Hartford Athletic, Loudoun United FC and Memphis 901 FC round out the list of expansion clubs added to the Eastern Conference.
In league play, the Hounds have notched 19 total wins since their last regular season loss at home. The club has also played to 16 draws.
Explosion of Offense
A total of 74 goals have been scored by Riverhounds SC in that time span. Neco Brett has been responsible for 17 of the tallies, with 10 of those coming this season.
Tommy’s Never Tired
Thomas Vancaeyezeele has played a total of 3,340 minutes for the Black and Gold. The midfielder has logged just more than two full days worth of playing time since his club last lost a regular season match on home turf.
Kenny the Creator
A total of 11 assists have come from Kenardo Forbes since July 21, 2018. While the Jamaican has done plenty of work to create scoring opportunities for his teammates, he’s found success burying his own chances as well. Forbes has potted five goals since the Hounds’ regular season home unbeaten streak began.
Clean as a Whistle
Riverhounds goalkeepers have combined for 16 clean sheets and a total of 78 saves. Kyle Morton has provided the majority of the stops (37 saves).
And a Trip into the Music World...
Drake’s hit single, In My Feelings had just reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 charts on the day of the loss to Charleston. People across the country sang along to the song, as they posted videos of themselves dancing to its lyrics on the internet.