PITTSBURGH -- Looking to extend their two match winning streak, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will now tackle another first place USL Championship team when they take on Indy Eleven, Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. on 22 The Point.
The match will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The Riverhounds (4-2-0) are fresh off of a 4-1 win over New York Red Bulls II, a victory that avenged an earlier loss this season.
The Hounds will be looking for revenge for a second straight week, after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Indy Eleven (5-2-1) on July 22.
Both clubs enter this showdown sitting in first place in their groups.
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Last time these two squads played each other, Indy Eleven squeaked by with a win in the very last second of the game. Former Hound Tyler Pasher ended the game in the 90+7 minute with an incredible run down the right wing that finished with a left-footed shot into the net.
This Saturday, the Hounds will look to rebound from this earlier result.
2.) Winning Streak
With a win in their next matchup, the Hounds will earn their first three-game winning streak of the season. The last time the Hounds had a regular season winning streak longer than two games was last season when they won three straight matches from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1.
The club will also look to add to its offensive surge with eight goals in the last two games. A three-game winning streak would be tied for the longest in Group F this season, as Hartford Athletic rode a three-game win streak earlier in the year.
3.) First place contenders
The Hounds and Indy Eleven both come into this game holding the top spot in their respected groups. While Pittsburgh currently is tied for first in Group F with Hartford Athletic, Indy comes into this game with a six-point edge over second-place Saint Louis FC in Group E.
All four of these teams will be in action on Saturday, so both Pittsburgh and Indy will both look to keep pace in their respective groups.
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 – Riverhounds SC 4, New York Red Bulls II 1
Saturday, Aug. 15 - @ Indy Eleven at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22 – vs. Saint Louis FC at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5 - @ 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