Late goal gives Hounds 1-1 draw with Toronto FC II
June 11, 2017 | By Rachael McKriger
Romeo Parkes officially has his first goal since his return to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
It couldn’t have come at a more crucial moment for the Riverhounds on Saturday, against Toronto FC II. The Riverhounds were trailing Toronto, 1-0, as Toronto had the opening goal scored in the 59’ minute from Tsubasa Endoh (assisted by Oyvind Alseth).
However, in the 87’ minute, Parkes found the back of the net, with a right-footed shot outside of the box. Since his return to the Riverhounds, Parkes has appeared in five matches, starting three. He has totaled 320 minutes and has taken 10 total shots.
Parkes’ goal was unassisted, but he almost had an assist himself late in the match for Corey Hertzog. However, referee Alexis Vaughan had play continue when Hertzog was brought down by Brandon Aubrey.
The point puts the Riverhounds in the ninth slot in the USL’s Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Toronto sits at the No. 15 position – last place.
In goal for the Riverhounds was Trey Mitchell, who made a total of two saves, and recorded one punched ball. For Toronto, Angelo Cavalluzzo made five saves against Parkes, Hertzog and Kenroy Howell.
In the match, Parkes took a total of four out of the Riverhounds’ six shots on target.
The Riverhounds had a positive in the sense that none of their players received a yellow or red card. For Toronto FC II, three yellow cards were shown, with the recipients being Brian James (33’), Aubrey (64’) and Jordan Hamilton (77’).
The Riverhounds will travel down south to face Louisville City FC on Saturday. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at Slugger Field. The Riverhounds will then finish off the month of June at their home of Highmark Stadium on Thursday, June 22, against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The match, which will begin at 7 p.m., and there are still tickets available.