Hounds drop road match against Louisville, 3-0
June 11, 2017 | By Rachael McKriger
The month of June has not been kind to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Two losses and a draw have made up June, with the Riverhounds’ most recent loss coming against Louisville City FC on Saturday night. Down south, Louisville blanked the Riverhounds on their home turf at Slugger Field.
Before the match even started, the Riverhounds announced that Ritchie Duffie suffered an injury beforehand. The Riverhounds announced that the injury is a lower-body injury, but don’t expect it to be a long-term injury.
Cameron Lancaster notched a brace for Louisville City FC, with his first tally coming in the 8’ minute, and his second in the 64’ minute. The second goal was assisted by Brian Ownby. The final goal was scored by Niall McCabe in the 78’ minute. The last goal was assisted by Richard Ballard.
The Riverhounds had their chances, specifically from Romeo Parkes, who took four shots. However, none of Parkes’ shot found themselves on goal. Taking a single attempt at shooting were Marshall Hollingsworth and Corey Hertzog, with Hertzog’s shot on goal.
For the Riverhounds, Trey Mitchell started in goal and recorded four saves. As for Louisville City FC’s Gregory Ranjitsingh, he was only forced to make one save.
The Riverhounds had two yellow cards shown in the match. Jamal Jack received the first yellow card in the 36’ minute, while Taylor Washington racked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 71’ minute. With the fifth yellow card, Washington will be forced to miss the Riverhounds’ next match.
As for Louisville, one yellow card was shown to George Davis IV in the 35’ minute.
The Riverhounds will return to Highmark Stadium on Thursday to face the Tampa Bay Rowdies.Kick off time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and tickets are still available.
The Riverhounds will face the Rowdies without Washington and without John Manga and Devaughn Elliott. The club and the players agreed to mutually part ways, with Manga going to the Ocean City Nor’easters of the USL’s Premier Development League and Elliott signing with Antigua Guatemala Fútbol Club in Guatemala.
“With a crowded roster here in Pittsburgh, especially at midfield and in the attack, we felt the moves for Devaughn and John afforded both of them an opportunity to get back to competing in high level situations and embracing major roles in a different setting,” head coach Dave Brandt said.
The Riverhounds roster still stands at 27 players, including four players on loan from the Columbus Crew SC.