With a strong second half push, including a current 10-game unbeaten streak, the Riverhounds have clinched a top-two spot in the USL’s Eastern Conference, and will host at least the first two rounds of USL Cup playoff games at Highmark Stadium.
On Wednesday, the club announced the details for its first round playoff match.
Pittsburgh will host an opponent to be determined after next Wednesday’s USL Cup play-in games on Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m.
The match will also be a ‘blackout’. Tickets officially go on sale on Friday. More information on tickets can be found on the Riverhounds website.
In addition, on Tuesday, the USL also announced that the 2019 USL Championship Final has been scheduled for Sunday, November 17 and will air for a second consecutive season on ESPN2 with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
“Every year the intensity and competition surrounding our playoffs continues to rise,” said USL President Jake Edwards said through a league statement. “We think the road to this year’s Championship Final has the potential to be our most compelling postseason yet, and we’re absolutely thrilled to give our clubs the platform to showcase their talents through our partnership with ESPN.”