PITTSBURGH (June 1, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (4-1-6) kicks off the month of June with a trip to Virginia to face the Richmond Kickers (3-5-1) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at City Stadium.
Wrapping up a stretch of six games in 18 days on Saturday, the Hounds will also be looking to bounce back from a loss in league play for the first time this season. Falling 1-0 to Nashville this past Wednesday, the defeat snapped the club’s best start in franchise history at 10 games unbeaten, as the Hounds were the last remaining team in the league without a loss in 2018.
This weekend’s match will be the first meeting between Pittsburgh and Richmond this season and the 39th all-time in head-to-head history. The Hounds have not had the upper hand in the series, holding an 8-20-10 record against its Old Guard counterpart, including 4-13-3 in away ties. The club’s last victory against the Kickers came on May 16, 2015.
While all three of Richmond’s wins have come at home so far this year, the club has proven vulnerable on the defensive end. The Kickers are one of the seven teams in the East to have allowed two or more goals on at least four separate occasions despite playing one less game than everyone else in the conference. Additionally, they have allowed three or more goals three different times to date.
More info on the game can be found below.
Richmond overall record: 3-5-1
Richmond home record: 3-2-1
Pittsburgh overall record: 4-1-6
Pittsburgh road record: 1-0-3
Mouhamed Dabo – Out (Lower-body)
Joe Greenspan – Out (Calf)
Kyle Morton – Out (Knee)
Aug. 5, 2017, at Highmark Stadium
Pittsburgh 1, Richmond 1
RIC – Raul Gonzalez 65’ (Yudai Imura)
PGH – Stephen Okai 82’ (Victor Souto)
April 22, 2017, at City Stadium
Richmond 2, Pittsburgh 1
RIC – Fred Owusu Sekyere 15’ (Raul Gonzalez)
RIC – Alhaji Kamara 46’
PGH – Marshall Hollingsworth 59’
Goals: Neco Brett (5)
Assists: Neco Brett, Kevin Kerr and Kenardo Forbes (2)
Points: Neco Brett (12)
Saves: Dan Lynd (14)
Save %: Kyle Morton (1.000)
GAA: Kyle Morton (0.00)
Goals: Brian Shriver (3)
Assists: Brian Shriver and Austin Yearwood (2)
Points: Brian Shriver (8)
Saves: Travis Worra (24)
Save %: Travis Worra (.632)
GAA: Travis Worra (1.75)
Nashville 1, Pittsburgh 0
NSH – Brandon Allen 69'
Dan Lynd – Ray Lee, Tobi Adewole, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Hugh Roberts, Connor Maloney (Dennis Chin 83’) – Kenardo Forbes, Jordan Dover – Joe Holland (Romeo Parkes 66’), Noah Franke (Kevin Kerr 66’) – Neco Brett
Charlotte 3, Richmond 1
CLT – Yann Ekra 14’ (Cordell Cato)
CLT – Cordell Cato 45’ (Yann Ekra)
CLT – Cordell Cato 76’ (Yann Ekra)
RIC – Brian Shriver 80’
Travis Worra – Austin Yearwood, Mekeil Williams, Conor Shanosky (Raul Gonzalez 45’), Alex Lee – Brandon Eaton (Yudai Imura 45’), Braeden Troyer, Christopher Osei-Wusu, Oscar Umar – Brian Shriver, Heviel Cordovés (Luiz Fernando 45’)