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Hounds complete preseason with tie against Toronto

By Riverhounds Staff, 03/07/20, 4:30PM EST


PITTSBURGH (March 7, 2020) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC tied Toronto FC II, 0-0, this afternoon at Highmark Stadium in its final preseason match.

Pittsburgh finishes this preseason with a 2-2-4 record.

“I liked a lot of things today defensively,” head coach Bob Lilley said. "It was good to see Ropapa [Mensah] make a few contributions, he just got here. We made progress today. That was a pretty athletic team.”

The Hounds had a golden opportunity, and perhaps their best opportunity, at the end of the first half. Anthony Velarde drove deep into the penalty box before passing back to Robbie Mertz, whose ensuing shot just went over the crossbar.

With the completion of the preseason schedule, Riverhounds SC now turns its focus to the regular season. The club will open the 2020 campaign with an away match at the Charlotte Independence at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Sportsplex at Matthews.


Riverhounds SC Lineups:

First Half: Tomas Gomez – Dani Rovira, Hunter Ashworth, Tony Walls, Skylar Thomas, Jordan Dover – Kenardo Forbes, Robbie Mertz, Anthony Velarde, Lukas Fernandes – Mark Forrest

Second Half: Tomas Gomez – Dani Rovira, Hunter Ashworth (Patrick Bunk-Andersen), Tony Walls, Skylar Thomas (Dakota Barnathan), Jordan Dover – Kenardo Forbes, Robbie Mertz, Anthony Velarde (Danny Griffin), Lukas Fernandes (Ropapa Mensah) – Mark Forrest (Steevan Dos Santos)