PITTSBURGH (April 12, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (1-0-2) looks to extend its three-game unbeaten streak this Saturday, hosting Ottawa Fury FC (0-2-0) at 7 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.
The Hounds have been hot to start the year, having yet to concede a goal, while most recently pouring on four tallies against Toronto FC II last weekend. They are one of only two teams in the league not to have allowed a goal so far this year, while a shutout on Saturday would set the longest streak ever for the Hounds in the current era of the USL (since 2011).
Saturday’s match marks the second straight opponent the Hounds have faced north of the border. The club has fared well against its Canadian counterparts in Ottawa and Toronto, holding a 7-0-3 record all-time, including 1-0-1 against Fury FC.
For Ottawa, the club has struggled to date, allowing the most goals in the Eastern Conference (9) despite playing the least amount of games (2). This weekend’s tilt will mark the third straight game for Fury FC on the road to start the season.
Off the pitch, the Hounds have teamed up with Bundesliga side FC Schalke for a second straight season to do a special giveaway, as the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a co-branded koozie. In addition, fans can expect to receive a free schedule magnet, provided by Amcom Office Systems, while supplies last.
More info on the match can be found below.
Ottawa Fury FC overall record: 0-2-0
Ottawa Fury FC road record: 0-2-0
Pittsburgh overall record: 1-0-2
Pittsburgh home record: 1-0-1
Ben Fitzpatrick – Out (Lower-body)
Joe Greenspan – Out (Calf)
Romeo Parkes – Out (Knee)
October 14, 2017, at Highmark Stadium
Pittsburgh 1, Ottawa 1
OTT – Nick DePuy 9’ (Carl Haworth)
PGH – Corey Hertzog 77’ (penalty)
May 13, 2017, at TD Place Stadium
Pittsburgh 1, Ottawa 0
PGH – Corey Hertzog 52’ (Ritchie Duffie)
Goals: Neco Brett (3)
Assists: Neco Brett, Thomas Vancaeyezeele and Ben Zemanski (1)
Points: Neco Brett (7)
Saves: Dan Lynd (2)
Save %: Dan Lynd and Kyle Morton (1.000)
GAA: Dan Lynd and Kyle Morton (0.00)
Ottawa Fury FC
Goals: Sito Seoane (1)
Assists: Michael Salazar (1)
Points: Sito Seoane (2)
Saves: Callum Irving (7)
Save %: Callum Irving (.438)
GAA: Callum Irving (4.50)
Pittsburgh 4, Toronto FC II 0
PGH – Neco Brett 52’ (Thomas Vancaeyezeele)
PGH – Neco Brett 59’ (Ben Zemanski)
PGH – Neco Brett 83’
PGH – Christiano François 88’ (Neco Brett)
Kyle Morton – Ray Lee, Tobi Adewole, Todd Pratzner, Jordan Dover (Hugh Roberts 74’) – Ben Zemanski (Kay Banjo 74’), Mouhamed Dabo – Kevin Kerr (Andrew Lubahn 80’), Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Christiano François – Neco Brett
Ottawa Fury FC
Tampa Bay 5, Ottawa 0
TAM – Georgi Hristov 61’ (Marcel Schäfer)
TAM – Chris Mannella 71’ (own goal)
TAM – Leo Fernandes 79’
TAM – Joe Cole 87’ (Jack Blake)
TAM – Zachary Portillos 90+3’ (Leo Fernandes)
Callum Irving – Onua Obasi, Chris Mannella, Colin Falvey, Kyle Porter – Michael Salazar (Sito Seoane 74’), Jamar Dixon, Cristian Portilla, Kevin Oliveira, Carl Haworth (Tony Taylor 64’) – Gerardo Bruna (Steevan Dos Santos 68’)
First 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a co-branded Hounds-FC Schalke koozie. Free schedule magnets, provided by Amcom Office Systems, will also be handed out while supplies last. Lastly, fans can enjoy $1 beers from gates open at 5:30 p.m. until kickoff.