The Pittsburgh Hotspurs and three other NPSL clubs began play in the NPSL Members Cup on Friday in Erie.
The Hotspurs played Cleveland FC to a 2-2 draw in the opener.
The match between Pittsburgh and Cleveland was a back-and-forth affair, with current Duquesne University rising sophomore and former West Allegheny standout Nathan Dragisich scoring the equalizer in the late moments, his second of the match.
Immensely proud of the boys tonight. We competed with a very strong and experienced team from start to finish and fought so hard for a truly amazing moment at the end. Now time to reflect and learn from the good and the bad. @HotspursClub #hotspursway
— Tom Campbell (@TomC_50) July 25, 2020
The Hotspurs squad for Friday night’s match consisted mostly of current college players, along with one Pittsburgh-area veteran and former Riverhounds SC midfielder Nicky Kolarac.
Here’s the line-up selections for the match.
— Hotspurs Soccer Club (@HotspursClub) July 24, 2020
The Hotspurs will play one more match in the Members Cup on Wednesday, against the hosts, Erie Commodores, who lost to FC Buffalo 3-2 in the nightcap at McConnell Family Stadium.
— Buffalo News Soccer (@BN_Soccer) July 25, 2020
The Members Cup continues, Wednesday, July 29 at Hagerty Family Events Center in Erie, PA.
Erie vs. Pittsburgh will kick off at 6:00 pm, followed by Cleveland and Buffalo at 7:45 pm.