PITTSBURGH (August 9, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (11-3-7) puts its two-game winning streak on the line this Sunday, facing off against Bethlehem Steel FC (9-9-6) at 5 p.m. at Goodman Stadium.
The first meeting of the season between the two clubs, the Hounds are 2-2-2 all-time against their in-state foes. Pittsburgh has yet to capture victory at Goodman Stadium though, going 0-2-2 in four tries since 2016.
Both teams head into Sunday’s tilt on a roll, as in addition to the Hounds’ two-game win streak, Bethlehem has reeled off three straight victories, outscoring its opposition by a 10-to-1 margin during that stretch.
Additionally, Pittsburgh’s defense should expect to have its hands full, as only New York Red Bulls II (46) and FC Cincinnati (42) have scored more goals than Bethlehem (41) in the East to date.
The Hounds currently lead the league with 14 clean sheets and are only three off from officially recording a shutout in at least half of its regular season contests this year.
Fans hoping to catch Sunday’s match can watch live locally on Pittsburgh’s CW or stream the match on ESPN+. Up-to-the-minute stats can also be found on USL Match Center. In addition, the Hounds will be hosting a Watch Party at Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon in South Side for fans of age with drink and food specials including a free round of Hounds Ale after every Hounds goal and 45-cent wings. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m.
More info on the game can be found below.
Bethlehem Steel FC overall record: 9-9-6
Bethlehem Steel FC home record: 5-2-5
Pittsburgh overall record: 11-3-7
Pittsburgh road record: 4-1-4
Kay Banjo – Out (Head)
Kyle Morton – Out (Lower-body)
Sept. 24, 2017, at Goodman Stadium
Bethlehem Steel FC 3, Pittsburgh 2
BST – Adam Najem 5’ (Santi Moar)
BST – Cory Burke 8’ (Adam Najem)
BST – Cory Burke 37’ (Jake McGuire)
PGH – Corey Hertzog 40’ (penalty)
PGH – Corey Hertzog 64’ (Chevaughn Walsh)
Aug. 26, 2017, at Highmark Stadium
Pittsburgh 3, Bethlehem Steel FC 2
PGH – Corey Hertzog 10’ (Kevin Kerr)
PGH – Jamal Jack 19’ (Kevin Kerr)
BST – Cory Burke 42’ (penalty)
BST – Cory Burke 71’ (Santi Moar)
PGH – Kevin Kerr 75’
Goals: Neco Brett (11)
Assists: Kenardo Forbes (6)
Points: Neco Brett (25)
Saves: Dan Lynd (34)
Save %: Dan Lynd (.773)
GAA: Dan Lynd (0.56)
Bethlehem Steel FC
Goals: Brandon Allen and Fabian Herbers (5)
Assists: Santi Moar (7)
Points: Santi Moar (15)
Saves: Jake McGuire (51)
Save %: John McCarthy (.756)
GAA: John McCarthy (1.11)
Pittsburgh 1, Toronto FC II 0
PGH – Neco Brett 81’ (Christiano François)
Dan Lynd – Ray Lee, Tobi Adewole (Thomas Vancaeyezeele 61’), Joe Greenspan, Hugh Roberts, Noah Franke – Neco Brett, Kenardo Forbes, Mouhamed Dabo, Kevin Kerr (Dennis Chin 75’) – Kay Banjo (Christiano François 61’)
Bethlehem Steel FC
Bethlehem 3, Charlotte 0
BST – James Chambers 7’ (Faris Pemi Moumbagna)
BST – Omar Holness 74’ (Olivier Mbaizo)
BST – Drew Skundrich 89’ (Santi Moar)
Jake McGuire – Matthew Real, Brandon Aubrey, Matthew Mahoney, Olivier Mbaizo – Drew Skundrich, James Chambers – Santi Moar, Omar Holness (Brenden Aaronson 79’), Michee Ngalina (Chris Nanco 56’) – Faris Pemi Moumbagna (Aidan Apodaca 63’)