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Game Preview: #OTTvPGH

By Riverhounds Staff, 07/06/18, 1:45PM EDT

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PITTSBURGH (July 6, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (8-1-7) rides a five-game unbeaten streak into its first and only visit during the regular season to Ottawa Fury FC (6-7-3) this Sunday at TD Place. Set to kick off at 1 p.m., this weekend’s match will be the second meeting between the two clubs this year, as the Hounds previously prevailed 1-0 at Highmark Stadium on April 14.

The last remaining team in the East to hold an unbeaten record on the road (3-0-4), the Hounds will have a tough test in Ottawa, which has won three of its last four at home. Pittsburgh though has thrived in tough tests away from home, with five of its seven matches coming against teams with a .500-or-better record.

Defense should once again be the star of the show on Sunday, with the Hounds running a streak of four straight games with a clean sheet. Registering a league-best 11 shutouts in total – three more than the next best team – Pittsburgh’s current shutout streak spans 397 minutes. The match will also feature two of the three co-leaders in the East for individual clean sheets in Hounds keeper Dan Lynd and Ottawa’s Maxime Crépeau (8).

Fans hoping to catch Saturday’s match can stream live on ESPN+ with a subscription, while up-to-the-minute stats can be found on USL Match Center.

More info on the game can be found below. 


Game Info

WHO

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Ottawa Fury FC

WHEN

1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8

WHERE

TD Place

WATCH

ESPN+

FOLLOW

Twitter: @RiverhoundsSC - #OTTvPGH | #UNLEASH

Stats: USL Match Center


Team Records

Ottawa Fury FC overall record: 6-7-3

Ottawa Fury FC home record: 3-2-2

Streak: W1

Pittsburgh overall record: 8-1-7

Pittsburgh road record: 3-0-4

Streak: W2


Hounds Injury Report

Kevin Kerr – Questionable (Lower-body)

Kyle Morton – Out (Lower-body)

Ben Zemanski – Out (Lower-body)


Recent Head-to-Head

April 14, 2018, at Highmark Stadium

Pittsburgh 1, Ottawa 0

Scoring Summary:

PGH – Tobi Adewole 85’ (Kevin Kerr)

October 14, 2017, at Highmark Stadium

Pittsburgh 1, Ottawa 1

Scoring Summary:

OTT – Nick DePuy 9’ (Carl Haworth)
PGH – Corey Hertzog 77’ (penalty)


Season Leaders

Pittsburgh

Goals: Neco Brett (8)

Assists: Kenardo Forbes and Kevin Kerr (4)

Points: Neco Brett (19)

Saves: Dan Lynd (27)

Save %: Dan Lynd (.794)

GAA: Dan Lynd (0.54)

Ottawa Fury FC

Goals: Steevan Dos Santos, Kévin Oliveira and Adonijah Reid (3)

Assists: Carl Haworth and Tony Taylor (2)

Points: Steevan Dos Santos and Kévin Oliveira (7)

Saves: Maxime Crépeau (39)

Save %: Maxime Crépeau (.750)

GAA: Maxime Crépeau (0.93)


Last time out...

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 2, North Carolina FC 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

PGH – Christiano François 45’ (Ray Lee)
PGH – Kevin Kerr 71’ (Kenardo Forbes)

LINEUP:

Dan Lynd – Ray Lee, Thomas Vancaeyezeele Joe Greenspan, Tobi Adewole, Jordan Dover – Christiano François, Kenardo Forbes (Hugh Roberts 73’), Kevin Kerr (Andrew Lubahn 78’), Romeo Parkes (Mouhamed Dabo 62’) – Neco Brett

Ottawa Fury FC

Ottawa 1, Indy Eleven 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

OTT – Carlyle Mitchell 28’ (own goal)

LINEUP:

Maxime Crépeau – Onua Obasi (Sergio Manesio 90’+1), Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, Colin Falvey, Eddie Edward – Kévin Oliveira, Chris Mannella, Jamar Dixon – Adonijah Reid (Kyle Porter 70’), Tony Taylor, Carl Haworth (Jimmy-Shammar Sanon 68’)