PITTSBURGH -- Following another resounding victory over Keystone State rival Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will look to settle the score against the New York Red Bulls II, Saturday at 7 p.m. live on 22 The Point.
The Hounds scored a 4-0 decision over Philly last Saturday and now turn their attention to exacting some revenge against New York.
Pittsburgh came up short in their July 26 meeting on 22 The Point, allowing the deciding goal in the final minutes of the contest.
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Here are three things to watch for during the game on Saturday.
1. ) Revenge
During the last match between the Riverhounds and Red Bulls II, the Hounds fell short with a 2-1 loss. Making this defeat even more heartbreaking was that New York scored its game-winning goal in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time.
This weekend, Pittsburgh will look to turn the tables and earn three points against New York.
The Hounds will look to earn a bigger share of possession against New York the second time around.
In their first meeting, Pittsburgh took a 47 percent possession share. Now with the match being on the Black and Gold's home field, the Hounds will look to use that to their advantage and up their share of the ball.
3.) Group F Standings
Both New York and Pittsburgh sit in the top three of the Group F standings. Although the Hounds currently have the three-point advantage over New York, this distance could shrink come tonight.
Red Bulls II will face Philadelphia on Wednesday evening before its match against Pittsburgh this Saturday, giving the club a chance to knot even with the Hounds' point total.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on 22 The Point
As the 2020 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC season restarts, 22 The Point (WPNT) is proud to announce a broadcast partnership with the USL club, carrying 11 regular season matchups.
The broadcast slate will highlight six home and five away matches, including nine division matchups against a combination of Hartford Athletic, Loudoun United FC, New York and Philadelphia.
“Back in March, we were thrilled to expand our service to include Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC soccer to our lineup of local sports on WPNT,” WPNT General Manager Richard Cook said.
“Now with all that has happened to sports in 2020, we are even more thrilled to bring the first live professional sports back to the Pittsburgh television audience starting in July.”
The set of games airing on 22 The Point is highlighted by a trip to Indy Eleven on Aug. 15 and three matches against perennial contender New York Red Bulls II, along with the season finale against Philadelphia Union II on Oct. 3.
“We are proud to be the first to bring professional sports back to the Greater Pittsburgh Area,” owner Tuffy Shallenberger said.
“We are grateful for our partnerships with AHN and 22 The Point, and excited to have eleven of our soccer matches locally televised to our southwest Pennsylvania communities, as well as an additional two games nationally broadcast on ESPN2.”
2020 PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS SC ON 22 THE POINT
Saturday, July 18 - Riverhounds SC 6, Philadelphia Union II 0
Sunday, July 26 - New York Red Bulls II 2, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 1
Saturday, Aug. 1 – Riverhounds SC 4, Philadelphia Union II 0
Saturday, Aug. 8 – vs. New York Red Bulls II at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15 - @ Indy Eleven at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22 – vs. Saint Louis FC at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 6 - @ New York Red Bulls II at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12 – vs. Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 - @ Loudoun United FC at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 – vs. Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3 – vs. Philadelphia Union II at 7 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change