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Riverhounds Reaction: ‘Super Sub’ Dane Kelly’s brace keeps Hounds unbeaten

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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.

FINAL: Riverhounds SC 2, Loudoun United 0

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


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’)

Scoring summary

PIT — Dane Kelly 65’ (Albert Dikwa)
PIT — Dane Kelly 73’ (Kenardo Forbes)

Discipline summary

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)

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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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