Looking back at 2017, Inside The Box conducts its first-ever best-of season recap series. In the third installment of this five-part feature, we reflect on the Riverhounds’ best kits. Which kit was your favorite? Cast your vote below.
Black and Gold
Throughout the season, the Hounds sported the classic Pittsburgh Black and Gold kits, often while playing under the shadows of the Steel City at Highmark Stadium.
Carrying on the tradition of an older color scheme, the Hounds flashed blue and white on road trips in 2017, including a trip to Harrisburg that culminated with winning the Keystone Derby Cup, presented by K&L Gates and the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Military Appreciation Camouflage
For Military Appreciation Night on May 20, the Hounds threw on special camouflage kits. These jerseys were auctioned off after the match with proceeds being dedicated to local charities, such as Wounded Warrior Project Pittsburgh and Operation Troop Appreciation.
Kick for Cancer Pink
In support of breast cancer awareness, the team donned special pink kits that were autographed and auctioned off postgame with proceeds going toward Susan G. Komen® Pittsburgh to help “kick” cancer on Oct. 7 against the Rochester Rhinos.
Payton’s Army Black
Partnering with Payton’s Army, a group formed to help 11-year-old Payton Michele Bowling, who had been diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (a rare form of brain cancer) and underwent successful surgery this past May, Pittsburgh wore black-colored kits during its Aug. 5 match against Richmond. The jerseys were auctioned off after the game as part of a fundraiser for Payton’s Army.
Stay tuned for the fourth installment of Inside The Box’s best-of 2017 series on Thursday, as we take a look at the best saves of this season.