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Riverhounds SC Reaction: Sims’ brace leads Hounds to Open Cup victory

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Riverhounds SC returned to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition after a two-year hiatus, defeating the Maryland Bobcats, 2-0, on a soggy Tuesday evening at Highmark Stadium.  With the win, Pittsburgh advances the Open Cup’s third round for the third consecutive tournament.

FINAL: Riverhounds SC 2, Maryland Bobcats FC 0 (US Open Cup 2nd Round)

First-year pro Toby Sims came through with a pair of goals while Jahmali Waite recorded his first clean sheet as a Riverhounds SC keeper in his first start with the club.

With the win, the Hounds will now have to wait until Friday to find out who they’ll face in the third round of the USOC when US Soccer hosts a draw.

After the match, we caught up with Head Coach Bob Lilley and the Hounds’ hero on the night, Toby Sims.

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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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