The Riverhounds SC finally returned home, but against an old nemesis the result remained the same, as the Charlotte Independence continued its dominance of Pittsburgh, with a 1-0 win on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.
The Independence spoiled the Riverhounds SC’s much anticipated home opener played before 2,076 fans, as Irvin Parra’s first half goal held up for the road team, despite the Hounds holding a 3-to-1 margin in shots and owning 58 percent of possession.
In 12 matches spanning the past six years, since the Independence joined the USL Championship, the Riverhounds have still yet to win a match in the all-time series, falling to 0-7-5. Since head coach Bob Lilley arrived, the Hounds are 0-3-2 against Charlotte.
Afterwards, we caught up with both Lilley and starting goalkeeper, Danny Vitiello, who made a few key saves to keep the match close in the first half.
In addition, PSN’s John Krysinsky and Matt Gajtka also shared their post match reaction on Pittsburgh Sports Live.