June 5, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds preview (from torontofc.ca)
Know your opponent: Pittsburgh Riverhounds June 5, 2017 6:18PM EDT Adam Krueger Toronto FC II returns home to face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night. To get you set here is everything you need to know about the Riverhounds: 2017 Season: The Riverhounds have had an up and down 2017 season. They currently sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 4-5-3. The Hounds have struggled to string together runs of strong form. Their best run was a two-game win streak in early May. Current Form: LDLWW Lost vs. Orlando City B (2-1) Draw at Harrisburg City Islanders (0-0) Lost vs. Louisville City FC (1-0) Win at Ottawa Fury FC (1-0) Win vs. Toronto FC II (1-0) Last Time We Met: The Riverhounds were victorious 1-0 in the first meeting between the two clubs this season. It took a worldly goal from Victor Souto to break the deadlock and at the time a record shutout streak for the Young Reds. Key Player: Corey Hertzog The forward has scored six goals so far this season. Last year, Hertzog found the back of the net 13 times, while adding four assists for the Riverhounds. The native of Reading PA was selected 13th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the New York Red Bulls. After two seasons in NY, Hertzog signed with Vancouver, where he made seven appearances in 2013, scoring his lone MLS goal against the San Jose Earthquakes. Unsung Hero: Kevin Kerr The Scottish midfielder is in his fifth season with the Hounds. The native of Munster, Germany played in both his birth country and the Netherlands before coming stateside in 2013. Kerr is currently 8th in the league in chances created with 23. He is second on the team with 496 total passes while playing every minute for the Hounds this season. Canadian Content: The Riverhounds roster does not currently have a Canadian on it. Projected Lineup The Riverhounds typically roll out in a 4-4-2 formation with Hertzog and Jamaican International Romeo Parks playing up top. Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available here. A reminder that first team ‘keeper Alex Bono will be meeting and greeting fans before kickoff (6:30-7:30). It is also Young Reds Day! Children 14 and under will be able to take a post-game penalty kick just like the Young Reds. Use promo code “YOUNGREDS” for a discounted ticket to the match.
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