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.
More info on this weekend’s game can be found below.
Toronto FC II overall record: 1-15-3
Toronto FC II road record: 0-10-0
Pittsburgh overall record: 10-3-7
Pittsburgh home record: 6-2-3
Kyle Morton – Out (Lower-body)
May 5, 2018, at Marina Auto Stadium
Pittsburgh 2, Toronto FC II 1
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
PGH – Neco Brett 52’ (Thomas Vancaeyezeele)
PGH – Neco Brett 59’ (Ben Zemanski)
PGH – Neco Brett 83’
PGH – Christiano François 88’ (Neco Brett)
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)
Pittsburgh 3, Richmond 0
PGH – Neco Brett 5’
PGH – Neco Brett 69’ (Kenardo Forbes)
PGH – Ben Fitzpatrick 81’ (Kenardo Forbes)
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
TOR – Luca Uccello 34’ (penalty)
TOR – Matthew Srbely 47’ (Shaan Hundal)
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’)
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.