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FINAL: Riverhounds SC 2, Swope Park Rangers 2

FINAL – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 2, Swope Park Rangers 2


Post-match coverage: Look for our Analysis and Player Grades on Sunday.

Game Updates

93′ – That’s it. Game ends in 2-2 tie. 

Quite a finish, and in the end, Riverhounds (now 0-1-1) earn first point of the season with a wild draw that saw three goals scored in the game’s final 10 minutes.

90′ – GOAL – Anthony Velarde (PK). Hounds tie it up in the 90th minute!

Christian Volesky drew the PK after slipping behind the SPR back line — and got fouled by Mohamed Abualnadi, who was sent off with a very ‘professional’ red card.

88′ – Another SPR goal – Kelyn Rowe – SPR leads Hounds 2-1

This time on counter that picked apart the Hounds. What was Greenspan doing so far out of the box?

Marking in box was bad too.

83′ – GOAL – SPR tie it up. 1-1.

Greenspan blocks initial shot, but then  missile but Rodney Wallace drills home the rebound before the Hounds defenders can recover.

GOAL – 71′ – Tobi Adewole!

HALFTIME UPDATE: The Hounds are comfortable in counter attacking mode, where they have edge in corners (6-1), crosses (10-5) and shots (7-3). But, have allowed 3 shots on target (3 saves for Lundgaard), and couldn’t convert on few golden chances (only 1 shot on target).

Starting Line-ups

This will be the first pro start for Ben Lundgaard in goal for Pittsburgh. Also, Neco Brett makes his first start of the season, while Christian Volesky, who started last week, will be in the 18, but starting on the bench for the Hounds.

Riverhounds SC

GK – Ben Lundgaard

D –  Ryan James, Tobi Adewole, Joe Greenspan, Jordan Dover

MF – Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Mouhamed Dabo, Kenardo Forbes, Kevin Kerr

F – Neco Brett, Steevan Dos Santos

available subs:

Kyle Morton (G), Noah Franke, Sammy Kahsai, Caleb Smith, Uchenna Uzo, Anthony Velarde, Christian Volesky



Swope Park Rangers

Pretty fascinating line-up for SPR. Hounds will be facing former Arsenal product, Gedion Zelalem, who’s among other talented young players for SPR…

PREVIEW: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (0-1-0, 0 pts) vs Swope Park Rangers (0-1-0, 0 pts) 

Saturday, March 23 – 5 p.m.

Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS

Television: Pittsburgh’s CW


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John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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