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Game Preview: #PGHvNY

By Riverhounds Staff, 06/14/18, 2:30PM EDT

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PITTSBURGH (June 14, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (5-1-6) returns to action after an off week to battle New York Red Bulls II (5-3-5) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Highmark Stadium.

This will be the first meeting between the Hounds and Red Bulls II this season. Pittsburgh holds a 1-1-1 all-time record against New York in games at Highmark Stadium.

The Hounds have showed great success at Highmark Stadium this year, holding a 3-1-3 home record to date. Riverhounds SC notched a shutout in six of these seven games and has conceded only one goal at home in 2018.

Meanwhile, New York has struggled on the road. Red Bulls II holds a 0-2-4 record away from its home venue and has been shut out in its past three road matches in league play.

Despite its recent road numbers, Red Bulls II has exhibited one of the best offenses in the USL throughout the 2018 campaign. As it leads the league in total shots (224) and ranks second in goals (25) after Week 13 action, New York will challenge a stout Pittsburgh backline. The Hounds have allowed only 0.58 goals per game to date, which is on pace for the best mark in club history.

For WQED Neighborhood Night, the 50th Anniversary celebration of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” will come to Highmark Stadium this Saturday. The night will be filled with family-friendly fun, including a chance to dress like Mister Rogers or another PBS character for a chance to win a special prize pack. Picture opportunities with fan favorites, such as Daniel Tiger, will be available, and the trailer for the biopic “You Are My Friend,” starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers, will be aired at halftime.

In addition, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), the official medical provider of Riverhounds SC, will present Prostate Awareness Night as part of its season-long Health Series. AHN will present children in attendance with a special Father’s Day coloring card and men the opportunity to learn more about the prostate cancer services it offers.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Riverhounds.com.

More information on Saturday’s game can be found below.


Game Info

WHO

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. New York Red Bulls II

WHEN

7 p.m. on Saturday, June 16

WHERE

Highmark Stadium

WATCH

Pittsburgh’s CW | ESPN+

FOLLOW

Twitter: @RiverhoundsSC - #PGHvNY | #UNLEASH

Stats: USL Match Center


Team Records

New York’s overall record: 5-3-5

New York’s road record: 0-2-4

Streak: W1

Pittsburgh’s overall record: 5-1-6

Pittsburgh’s home record: 3-1-3

Streak: W1


Hounds Injury Report

Mouhamed Dabo – Doubtful (Lower-body)

Kyle Morton – Out (Knee)


RECENT HEAD-TO-HEAD

Sept. 30, 2017, at MSU Soccer Park

New York 2, Pittsburgh 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

NY – 25’ Abuchi Obinwa (own goal)

NY – 90+’ Florian Valot (Dilly Duka)

March 25, 2017, at Highmark Stadium

Pittsburgh 3, New York 3

SCORING SUMMARY:

NY – Florian Valot 6’ (Arun Basuljevic)

PGH – Corey Hertzog 9’ (Taylor Washington)

NY – Vincent Bezecourt 16’ (Andrew Tinari)

PGH – Kevin Kerr 39’ (Marshall Hollingsworth)

NY – Vincent Bezecourt 76’ (penalty)

PGH – Corey Hertzog 81’


SEASON LEADERS

Pittsburgh

Goals: Neco Brett (6)

Assists: Neco Brett and Kevin Kerr (3)

Points: Neco Brett (15)

Saves: Dan Lynd (15)

Save %: Kyle Morton (1.000)

GAA: Kyle Morton (0.00)

New York

Goals: Amando Moreno (6)

Assists: Jared Stroud (5)

Points: Amando Moreno (13)

Saves: Evan Louro (28)

Save %: Evan Louro (.700)

GAA: Evan Louro (1.11)


LAST TIME OUT…

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 2, Richmond 1

SCORING SUMMARY: RIC – Luiz Fernando 53’ (Brian Shriver)

PGH – Neco Brett 72’ (Kevin Kerr)

PGH – Romeo Parkes 79’ (Neco Brett)

LINEUP: Dan Lynd – Ray Lee, Todd Pratzner (Neco Brett 66’), Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Hugh Roberts, Jordan Dover – Ben Zemanski, Kenardo Forbes – Kevin Kerr (Andrew Lubahn 90+1’), Romeo Parkes (Tobi Adewole 83’), Christiano François

New York

New York 4, Charlotte 2

SCORING SUMMARY:

CLT – Cordell Cato 23’ (Samuel Vines)

NY – Amando Moreno 25’

NY – Cristian Cásseres Jr. 60’ (penalty)

NY – Andrew Tinari 62’ (Jared Stroud)

NY – Lucas Stauffer 74’

CLT – Jorge Herrera 86’ (penalty)

LINEUP:

Evan Louro – Niko De Vera, Kevin Politz, Wahab Ackwei (Jordan Scarlett 79’), Jordan Bailon (Lucas Stauffer 72’) – Chris Lema, Cristian Cásseres Jr. – Amando Moreno, José Aguinaga (Andrew Tinari 61’), Jared Stroud – Brian White



Specials

The team’s $1 beer special will run from gates open at 5:30 p.m. until kickoff.