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Game Preview: #PGHvTOR

By Riverhounds Staff, 08/03/18, 9:45AM EDT

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PITTSBURGH (August 3, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (10-3-7) caps off its two-game homestand facing Toronto FC II (1-15-3) at 7 p.m. tomorrow night at Highmark Stadium.

Fresh off snapping a two-game skid last time out, the Hounds will look to continue their past success against the Young Reds on Saturday. Already with two wins this season against Toronto, Pittsburgh has dominated the head-to-head series since 2015. The Hounds are 7-0-2 in nine meetings all-time, including 4-0 at home, and hold a goal differential of plus-15.

Forward Neco Brett has been a driving force in both victories this season, with four of his 10 goals on the year coming against Toronto. Netting a brace earlier this week against Richmond, Brett is once again heating up at the right time and will be a threat to net goals in back-to-back games for a third time this year.

Off the pitch, pregame will highlight Saturday’s festivities as 93.7 The Fan will stop down to host a Black and Gold tailgate from gates open at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located in the West End Gate parking lot, fans will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including Hounds and Kennywood tickets. In addition, the club’s $1 beer special will run from gates open to kickoff.

Tickets to Saturday’s match are still available and can be found by visiting Riverhounds.com. The game can also be streamed live via ESPN+ with a paid subscription.

More info on this weekend’s game can be found below.


Game Info

WHO

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. Toronto FC II

WHEN

7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4

WHERE

Highmark Stadium

WATCH

ESPN+

FOLLOW

Twitter: @RiverhoundsSC - #PGHvTOR | #UNLEASH

Stats: USL Match Center


Team Records

Toronto FC II overall record: 1-15-3

Toronto FC II road record: 0-10-0

STREAK: W1

Pittsburgh overall record: 10-3-7

Pittsburgh home record: 6-2-3

STREAK: W1


Hounds Injury Report

Kyle Morton – Out (Lower-body)


Recent Head-to-Head

May 5, 2018, at Marina Auto Stadium

Pittsburgh 2, Toronto FC II 1

Scoring Summary

PGH – Neco Brett 12’ (Kevin Kerr)

PGH – Kevin Kerr 36’ (Neco Brett)

TOR – Shaan Hundal 90’+1 (Mariano Miño)

April 7, 2018, at Highmark Stadium

Pittsburgh 4, Toronto FC II 0

Scoring Summary

PGH – Neco Brett 52’ (Thomas Vancaeyezeele)

PGH – Neco Brett 59’ (Ben Zemanski)

PGH – Neco Brett 83’

PGH – Christiano François 88’ (Neco Brett)


Season Leaders

Pittsburgh

Goals: Neco Brett (10)

Assists: Kenardo Forbes (6)

Points: Neco Brett (23)

Saves: Dan Lynd (32)

Save %: Dan Lynd (.762)

GAA: Dan Lynd (0.59)

Toronto FC II

Goals: Ayo Akinola (4)

Assists: Aidan Daniels, Shaan Hundal, Mariano Miño and Luca Uccello (2)

Points: Ayo Akinola (9)

Saves: Gianluca Catalano (20)

Save %: Angelo Cavalluzzo (.640)

GAA: Caleb Patterson-Sewell (1.60)


Last time out...

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 3, Richmond 0

SCORING SUMMARY

PGH – Neco Brett 5’

PGH – Neco Brett 69’ (Kenardo Forbes)

PGH – Ben Fitzpatrick 81’ (Kenardo Forbes)

LINEUP

Dan Lynd – Andrew Lubahn (Joe Greenspan 65’), Todd Pratzner, Hugh Roberts, Jordan Dover, Noah Franke – Mohamed Dabo, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Ben Zemanski (Kenardo Forbes 65’) – Christiano François (Ben Fitzpatrick 77’) – Neco Brett

Toronto FC II

Toronto FC II 2, Nashville SC 0

SCORING SUMMARY

TOR – Luca Uccello 34’ (penalty)

TOR – Matthew Srbely 47’ (Shaan Hundal)

LINEUP

Caleb Patterson-Sewell - Kyle Bjornethun, Rocco Romeo, Lars Eckenrode, Tim Kübel – Gideon, Waja (Robert Boskovic 81’), Dante Campbell – Luca Uccello, Matthew Srbely, Jordan Faria (Aidan Daniels 77’) – Shaan Hundal (Malik Johnson 86’)



Specials

Join us before the match for a Black & Gold tailgate hosted by 93.7 The Fan in the West Side Gate parking lot. Among the pregame festivities will be a chance to win great prizes ranging from Hounds tickets to Kennywood Tickets and other fantastic items.

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