PITTSBURGH (July 2, 2020) – Today, the USL Championship released its regular season schedule upon return to play, which has Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC geared up for a 16-game slate.
Placed in Group F, the Hounds will face division opponents Hartford Athletic, Loudoun United FC, New York Red Bulls II and Philadelphia Union II three times each. In addition, Pittsburgh will play Louisville City FC and Saint Louis FC once each, as well as Indy Eleven twice.
The top two teams in each division will make the USL Championship Playoffs. Riverhounds SC has yet to play a match during the 2020 season.
Earlier this week, it was announced the Hounds will have two matches nationally televised on ESPN2. This consists of their season opener at Louisville City FC on Sunday, July 12 and their home opener against Indy Eleven on Wednesday, July 22. Pittsburgh is the only USL Championship team to have multiple nationally televised games on the station after the league’s ESPN2 linear schedule announcement.
Fans will not be in attendance for Riverhounds SC July home games at Highmark Stadium. The club is working closely with the state of Pennsylvania and local government and health officials to determine the ability to accommodate fans in future home games, and updates will be issued at a later time. The safety and well-being of players, coaches, employees and fans are Riverhounds SC's first priority. The club’s ticketing department will work with ticket holders directly regarding options for future games.
The full 16-game regular season schedule is below. Kickoff times are subject to change and others are to be determined.
2020 Revised Schedule
Sunday, July 12 | 5 p.m. – @Louisville City FC
Saturday, July 18 – @Philadelphia Union II
Wednesday, July 22 | 6 p.m. – Indy Eleven
Sunday, July 26 – @New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, Aug. 1 – Philadelphia Union II
Saturday, Aug. 8 – New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, Aug. 15 - @Indy Eleven
Wednesday, Aug. 19 - @Loudoun United FC
Saturday, Aug. 22 – Saint Louis FC
Friday, Aug. 28 - @Hartford Athletic
Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Loudoun United FC
Sunday, Sept. 6 - @New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, Sept. 12 – Hartford Athletic
Saturday, Sept. 19 - @Loudoun United FC
Saturday. Sept. 26 – Hartford Athletic
Saturday, Oct. 3 – Philadelphia Union II