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Riverhounds SC-Memphis 901 match postponed due to severe weather

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Riverhounds SC-Memphis 901 match postponed due to severe weather

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (2-1-5, 12 points) vs Memphis 901 FC (2-6-3, 7 points)

Gameday updates 

12:04 a.m. (EST) – The match has officially been postponed.

Per USL Championship Rules, it will be rescheduled for a later date and replayed in its entirety.

11:54 (EST) – in contact with Riverhounds team officials, and they’re staying that as of now, the game is still in delay.

11:19 – per USL Championship rules, the game is not official unless 70 minutes are played. The delay can’t last more than two hours. The game will be postponed and replayed at a later date/time. The delay started sometime around 9:30 p.m. (EST).

11:05 – This is still the image on the ESPN+ stream…

10:45 – DELAY CONTINUES – No updates, but storms remain in Downtown Memphis.

9:36 – ANOTHER DELAY!  Both teams remain in locker room at the half, and tarp is now on the (baseball infield side) of the field at Auto Zone Park.

Lightning spotted in area, the second delay has begun!!

9:27 – Stats of note after 45+ minutes:

Possession:    Mem 56% Pgh 44%

Shots:    5-5 (2-2 on target)

Corners:         Pgh 3-0

Crosses:         Mem 8-6

9:23 – HALFTIME

The Volesky goal is the difference right now.  But another concern might be the incoming radar…

9:10 – another nice build-up not too long after the Volesky goal.

Here’s a look at the Volesky goal.

9:00 – GOAL – Riverhounds SC – Christian Volesky (26′)

Volesky with header finish.
What a ball in from Dover along right flank!
Hounds take 1-0 lead (on the road, again)
26′

8:35 – the game has kicked off, almost a half hour after scheduled start time.

8:30 – Both teams are on the field — and they’ll be kicking off shortly.

8:05 – The match has not started because there’s a lightning delay in Memphis.

Looks like Robbie Mertz earned his first USL Championship start his career. Also, after impressive showing in Open Cup start on Tuesday, Austin Pack gets the nod in goal.

Riverhounds SC Starting XI and reserves

 

Memphis 901 Starting XI and reserves

Soccer Scribe’s Projected Riverhounds SC Starting XI 

GK – Austin Pack

D – Joe Greenspan, Tobi Adewole, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Uchenna Uzo, Jordan Dover

MF – Kenardo Forbes, Kevin Kerr, Ryan James, Christian Volesky,

F – Steevan Dos Santos

Soccer Rabbi’s Preview and Scouting Report: 

Want to know more about expansions Memphis 901 FC?  Look no further than our own Mark Goodman who provides a terrific, in-detail scouting report and game preview. This is the ideal primer to read prior to the match.

Preview and Scouting Report: Memphis 901 FC

 

Saturday, May 18 |  8 p.m.

AutoZone Park, Memphis, TN

Television: Pittsburgh’s CW

Streaming: ESPN+

Live Statistics: USL Championship Match Center  |  Live Updates: Twitter at @RiverhoundsSC and #MEMvPIT

 

Key Game Notes

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Since the start of the 2018 campaign, Pittsburgh is unbeaten (2-0-3) in its first-ever matches against league opposition. This unbeaten mark is in addition to the team’s current seven-game unbeaten streak (2-0-5) in league play.

Memphis is still searching for its first victory at home, as the club owns a 0-3-2 record in its confines. However, the squad heads into Saturday’s match most recently defeating Hartford Athletic in USL Championship action and riding a three game unbeaten streak in all competitions (3-1 win in its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup debut against New York Red Bulls U-23).

Riverhounds SC Injuy Report
  • Mouhamed Dabo – Out (hamstring)
  • Prosper Figbe – Out (knee)
  • Ben Lundgaard – Questionable (back)
  • Caleb Smith – Out (groin)
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