The Riverhounds SC continued in its pursuit of finishing at the top of the standings by outlasting FC Tulsa, 3-2, at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.
With the win, the Hounds stay ahead of Tampa Bay, by three points, with the two teams set to meet next Saturday, at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL. Both teams have two games remaining in the season, next week, and on October 14.
Following the match, Pittsburgh Soccer Now was there to get reaction from Hounds Head Coach Bob Lilley and forward Albert Dikwa (see below), who added his 18th and 19th goals of the season to build on the lead in the race to earn the USL Championship’s Golden Boot. Kenardo Forbes also added an assist to boost his total to 10 for the season, good for a tie in the league lead and Dani Rovira had the other assist, his fifth of the season.
The Hounds also wrapped up their regular season home schedule, by surpassing the club’s regular season attendance record, following Saturday night’s attendance of 6,240, they ended up averaging 5,012 fans per match in 17 home league regular season matches.
“We are here to win for them. They came out for us all season. And we are grateful for their support. They really do make a difference,” Albert Dikwa.
POST MATCH INTERVIEWS (Bob Lilley and Albert Dikwa)
Twitter Reaction #PITvTUL
— Ryan Shaffer (@RyanRShaffer1) October 1, 2023
What a night for the Riverhounds!!! And what a great night to be a Hounds fan!!
— Patty, Just Patty (@padavies3) October 1, 2023
@RiverhoundsSC BOOM !!!!!👊👊👊👊
— Tuffy Shallenberger (@Tuffy_Shall) October 1, 2023
Absolute masterclass of a home season.
If you aren't hooked a feeling more than you've ever been hooked, check your pulse.
— Steel Army (@SteelArmy) October 1, 2023
Also, Hounds set new Franchise Record average of 5,012 fans per game during regular season. #PITvTUL
— John Krysinsky (@JohnKrysinsky) October 1, 2023
The big step up for Riverhounds attendance hasn’t received as much attention as it should. Quite the leap! https://t.co/7bmwrCAFlr
— James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) October 1, 2023
▪️Danny Griffin jugó 90'minutos y Collin Fernández 65' en la victoria del Pittsburgh Riverhounds 🆚️ FC Tulsa (3-2) por la semana 30 de la USL Championship 🇺🇸. Pittsburgh se ubica en la 1° posición de la Conferencia Este con 63 puntos y Tulsa en la 10° posición con 36. pic.twitter.com/50jlVrKmd4
— Peruanos En El Mundo (@peruanos_mundo) October 1, 2023