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3 Things: #NYvPIT

By Tanner Cyprowski, 07/25/20, 9:45AM EDT


After a last-minute loss to Indy Eleven, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (2-1-0) will look to rebound in its next match on Sunday, July 26 against New York Red Bulls II (1-2-0). This game will be played at 5 p.m. at Red Bull Arena and will be broadcasted on 22 The Point.

Here are some things to look for ahead of the matchup.

Road Warriors
Dating back to last season, Pittsburgh has a six-game winning streak in road matches.

In addition, the Hounds defeated New York the last time the teams met on Red Bulls II property. This 2-1 victory marked the first-ever time Pittsburgh earned a road victory against the opponent.

Group Leader
Even though the Hounds lost a close game on Wednesday, they still hold a record of 2-1-0 which keeps them first in Group F. Also, after two explosive previous games, the Hounds hold the second-highest goal differential in the USL Championship. They currently sit at seven, two behind Group B leader Phoenix Rising FC.

Despite being held scoreless this past Wednesday, the Hounds created chances, mustering eight shots from inside the 18-yard box and serving in 23 crosses.

High-Scoring Affairs
When the Hounds and New York have met, it has resulted in quite a few high-scoring matches.

In series history, Pittsburgh averages 1.82 goals per game whereas New York averages 1.73 goals per game. In 11 all-time meetings, never have the sides played to a 0-0 draw.