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PREVIEW: Riverhounds SC at Philadelphia Union II

By Riverhounds Staff, 07/16/20, 10:15AM EDT

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Match to be televised on 22 The Point

PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2020) - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (1-0-0) matches up with Philadelphia Union II (0-0-1) for its second game of the season. The Hounds will travel to Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 18 for their second straight road match. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the match will be televised locally on 22 The Point.

This will mark Riverhounds SC's first match against a group opponent. Pittsburgh comes into this match with a five-game winning streak in road matches.

In their last game out, the Hounds defeated the 2019 USL Championship runner-up Louisville City FC, 3-1. Going down 1-0, the Hounds were able to respond with three unanswered goals of their own. The first goal was scored by defender Jordan Dover, followed by Pittsburgh native Robbie Mertz. Midfielder Anthony Velarde scored the team’s final goal.

With two impressive efforts in the season opener, Mertz and Dover were awarded a spot on the USL Championship Team of the Week. In addition, Ropapa Mensah was named to the Team of the Week bench for assisting on two of the three goals scored on Sunday. 

This will be Union II’s second game of the season, but their first since the season restart. Back on March 7, Philadelphia recorded a 0-0 draw against Loudoun United FC. Very little offense occurred for both sides, as each team was only able to muster three shots on goal apiece.

Pittsburgh currently has a 5-3-3 record all-time against Philadelphia, with a 1-2-3 mark in road matches.

To view the Riverhounds’ complete regular season schedule, visit riverhounds.com/game-schedule.


MATCH INFORMATION:
Date: Saturday, July 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania
Television: 22 The Point
Streaming: ESPN+
Live Statistics: USL Championship Match Center
Live Updates: Twitter at @RiverhoundsSC and #PHIvPIT