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3 Things: #PITvNY

By Carlee Smith, 08/05/20, 9:15AM EDT


Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (3-2-0) will face New York Red Bulls II (2-2-0) as the 2020 season continues. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Highmark Stadium. This match can be watched live on 22 The Point. 

Here are three things to watch for during the game on Saturday. 

1. ) Revenge 

During the last match between the Riverhounds and Red Bulls II, the Hounds fell short with a 2-1 loss. Making this defeat even more heartbreaking was that New York scored its game-winning goal in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time.

This weekend, Pittsburgh will look to turn the tables and earn three points against New York.

2.) Possession 

The Hounds will look to earn a bigger share of possession against New York the second time around.

In their first meeting, Pittsburgh took a 47 percent possession share. Now with the match being on the Black and Gold's home field, the Hounds will look to use that to their advantage and up their share of the ball.

3.)  Group F Standings

Both New York and Pittsburgh sit in the top three of the Group F standings. Although the Hounds currently have the three-point advantage over New York, this distance could shrink come tonight.

Red Bulls II will face Philadelphia on Wednesday evening before its match against Pittsburgh this Saturday, giving the club a chance to knot even with the Hounds' point total.