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Complete Riverhounds SC 2020 schedule is here

Complete Riverhounds SC 2020 schedule is here

As promised, the USL Championship delivered and revealed its 2020 schedule this week, but rolling out details, piece-by-piece, layer by layer, from Monday through Thursday.

First, on Monday, announcement of home openers for each club was released. Pittsburgh will open at home against Louisville City FC.

Then, on Wednesday, came the proclamation of the Game of the Week telecasts being presented by the USL Championship’s broadcast partners, ESPN. The Hounds will be featured on three national broadcasts this season.

Finally, after Pittsburgh Soccer Now shared a sneak peak earlier in the day at some key matches, the club’s full regular season league 34-game schedule was unveiled. We have the full schedule listed below.

Unlike the previous year, they won’t have a perfectly balanced schedule, as they’ll be playing a pair of opponents, Philadelphia Union II (formerly Bethlehem Steel FC) and Loudoun United FC three times each, while they’ll play everyone else in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference twice. This will include two away matches against Union II and two home matches against Loudoun United FC.

Not included in the schedule release, we’ve also included potential dates for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second, third and fourth rounds that will take place in April and May.  The Hounds, and 25 USL Championship clubs will enter the tournament in the second round.  These matches will take place in the middle of the week.

In addition, Pittsburgh also plays three mid-week league matches, all on the road in June, August and September.

The full 2020 Riverhounds SC regular season schedule is below. Kickoff times are TBA.

The Hounds preseason schedule is still being finalized, and will be released at a later date.

 

2020 Riverhounds SC Schedule:

Saturday, March 14 – @Charlotte Independence

Saturday, March 21 – Louisville City FC

Friday, March 27 – @Tampa Bay Rowdies

 

Saturday, April 4 – Birmingham Legion FC

Tues-Thurs, April 7-9 – Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – 2nd Round

Saturday, April 11 – @Sporting Kansas City II

Saturday, April 18 – Loudoun United FC

Tues-Thurs, April 21-23 – Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – 3rd Round 

Saturday, April 25 – Saint Louis FC

 

Saturday, May 2 – @North Carolina FC

Saturday, May 9 – Philadelphia Union II

Saturday, May 16 – Memphis 901 FC

Tues-Thurs, May 20-22 –  Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – 3rd Round 

Sunday, May 24 – @New York Red Bulls II

Saturday, May 30 – Hartford Athletic

 

Sunday, June 7 – @Miami FC

Sunday, June 14 – @Philadelphia Union II

Wednesday, June 17 – @Atlanta United 2

Saturday, June 20 – @Loudoun United FC

Saturday, June 27 – Indy Eleven

 

Wednesday, July 1 – @Louisville City FC

Saturday, July 4 – North Carolina FC

Saturday, July 11 – @Birmingham Legion FC

Saturday, July 18 – @Charleston Battery

Saturday, July 25 – Charlotte Independence

 

Saturday, Aug. 1 – Loudoun United FC

Wednesday, Aug. 5 – @Memphis 901 FC

Saturday, Aug. 8 – New York Red Bulls II

Sunday, Aug. 23 – Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, Aug. 29 – Sporting Kansas City II

 

Friday, Sept. 4 – @Philadelphia Union II

Wednesday, Sept. 9 – @Hartford Athletic

Sunday, Sept. 13 – Atlanta United 2

Saturday, Sept. 19 – @Indy Eleven

 

Saturday, Oct. 3 – @Saint Louis FC

Friday, Oct. 9 – Miami FC

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Charleston Battery

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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