The state of Pennsylvania is home to a number of top sports franchises and football fans can look forward to entertaining football in the city of Pittsburgh. The city is home to passionate fans who take their sport seriously so join the crowd and experience it all live with Pittsburgh Riverhounds tickets on StubHub.
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Pittsburgh Riverhounds background
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are a professional men's football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The club played its first match in 1999, making it one of the oldest teams in the league. The team plays in the United Soccer League, the second tier of the North American football system and plays at the 3,500-seat Highmark Stadium in Station Square. The Riverhounds acts as development side and looks to produce talented young players that can thrive in Major League Soccer.
The Riverhounds enjoy a number of rivalries and Pittsburgh sports teams are often drawn into rivalries with sides from nearby Cincinnati, with the Steelers-Bengals rivalry a longstanding fixture in the NFL. This is true for the Riverhounds and they look forward to games against FC Cincinnati as well as the Harrisburg City Islanders and Louisville City FC.
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Pittsburgh Riverhounds highlights
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In 2015 The Riverhounds went into the first season of the newly named USL hopeful of success. They finished the season in fifth after securing 11 wins and 41 points. The season contained a number of ups and downs with playoff qualification going down to the final match of the season. The Riverhounds took on rivals Harrisburg and claimed a 2–1 victory, grabbing a playoff place in the process, the Riverhounds also won the first Keystone Derby Cup after defeating their Pennsylvania neighbours. The season ended with a defeat to the New York Red Bulls II in the first round of the playoffs. The club ended up as top scorers in the league with 55 goals scored.
The 2016 season proved to be a tough one for the Riverhounds, the team lost 17 of their 30 games and only picked up 7 wins during the season. Despite the losses, Pittsburgh games were still great for the neutral with 81 scored at both ends. The form of Corey Hertzog was a bright spark in the season with the forward plundering 13 goals. Be sure to follow the Riverhounds as they look to progress up the league with Pittsburgh Riverhounds tickets on StubHub.