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.
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.
#USOC2022 Twitter Reaction
— TheCup.us (@usopencup) April 6, 2022
Hey @rogbennett, if the current score holds in this dreary cold rain, we @RiverhoundsSC fans will be dreaming of hosting a club from the EMM ELL ESS <insert eagle screech here> in the next round of the @opencup. This stadium will be packed! #PatchAtThePark @MenInBlazers pic.twitter.com/QV4Vf2GciC
— Michael Marinus (@MichaelMarinus) April 6, 2022
Tony Sims doing bits. Quality celebration, questionable trim
— Charles Wormald (@Charlie_Wormald) April 6, 2022
Great learning experience for the boys tonight against a very good opponent. Nothing to be ashamed of. Very proud of the boys tonight! Thanks for the hospitality @RiverhoundsSC
— Jide (@md_jide) April 6, 2022
English guy wins it for the Hounds. Love it.
— John Battersby (@JohnBatty64) April 6, 2022
— Thiel College Men’s Soccer (@ThielMensSoccer) April 6, 2022
There will be 17 MLS teams entering in 3rd round, or one of other 2nd round winners. The draw will dictate that.
— John Krysinsky (@JohnKrysinsky) April 6, 2022