The Riverhounds SC surged past a pesky Loudoun United FC, 2-0, thanks in large part to the USL Championship’s all-time leading goal scorer, Dane Kelly, coming off the bench to play the roll as a super sub, by scoring twice in the second half on a cold, damp Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.
With the win, the Hounds remain unbeaten through its first four matches (3-0-1, 10 points), trailing only Louisville City (3-0-2, 11 points).
Pittsburgh Soccer Now‘s Jordan Smith caught up with Head Coach Bob Lilley and Kelly after the match.
Look for more match analysis coming later on Sunday evening from Pittsburgh Soccer Now, as we will be featuring a new segement called Coaches Corner, where area coaches will break down the Hounds’ performance.
#PITvLDN Twitter Reaction
65' – Kelly to Dikwa, back to Kelly for a goal!! The USL goal scoring leader earns his second in a Riverhounds uniform. Dikwa with an unselfish play adds his first assist on the season. 1-0 Riverhounds #PITvLDN
— Jordan Smith (@JSmith_1187) April 3, 2022
— Steel Army (@SteelArmy) April 3, 2022
— Tuffy Shallenberger (@Tuffy_Shall) April 3, 2022
John – when you can bring Dane Kelly and Albert Dikwa off the bench I believe Highmark Stadium has never seen such offensive firepower from the Riverhounds.
— Chip Munn (@ChipMunn1) April 3, 2022
campaign to make Dane Kelly mayor of Pittsburgh when??? @RiverhoundsSC
— latchkey (@lofilatchkey) April 3, 2022
@RiverhoundsSC Great win. Just a consistent and relentless attack and capitalizing on the opportunities. Congrats!
— Burt Handsome (@logenaris) April 3, 2022
— Absurde_Existenz (@Wiesel_Flink) April 3, 2022
a 15-year-old playing in USL Championship.. is that normal? #PITvLDN
— Doug (@dougkeklak) April 3, 2022
— Riverhounds UK Fan Podcast (@RiverhoundsUFP) April 3, 2022
Riverhounds SC lineup (5-1-3-1) — Kevin Silva; Dani Rovira (Robby Dambrot 60’), Jelani Peters, Arturo Ordóñez, Shane Wiedt, Luke Biasi (Alex Dixon 60’); Danny Griffin; Russell Cicerone, Kenardo Forbes (Toby Sims 77’), Luis Argudo (Dane Kelly 60’); Albert Dikwa (Angelo Kelly 77’)
Loudoun United FC (3-4-3) — Luis Zamudio; Grant Lillard, Hayden Sargis, Rio Hope-Gund; Jacob Greene, Michael Downs (Matai Akinmboni 81’), Michael Gamble, Jeremy Garay (Houssou Landry 69’); Jackson Hopkins (Jace Clark 81’), Azaad Liadi (Tyler Freeman 55’), Kimarni Smith (Issac Espinal 69’)
PIT — Dane Kelly 65’ (Albert Dikwa)
PIT — Dane Kelly 73’ (Kenardo Forbes)
PIT — Dani Rovira 43’ (caution – unsporting behavior)
PIT — Kenardo Forbes 77’ (caution – unsporting behavior)
PIT — Dane Kelly 88’ (caution – unsporting behavior)
LDN — Hayden Sargis 90+4’ (caution – unsporting behavior)