June 8, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds preview (from riverhounds.com)

Game Preview: #TORvPGH
By Riverhounds Staff, 06/08/17, 1:30PM EDT 

TORvPGH Game Notes 6/10/17 

PITTSBURGH (June 8, 2017) – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds (4-5-3) travel north of the border to face off 
against Toronto FC II (1-7-4) for the final time during the regular season at 7:30 p.m. 
on Saturday, June 10 at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Currently in the midst of a three-match winless streak in league play, the Hounds hope the Reds 
will have a cure for their current blues, as the club sits outside the Eastern Conference 
top-eight (ninth) for the first time since May 3. Pittsburgh has yet to lose to Toronto 
in six head-to-head meetings (5-0-1), including a 1-0 victory earlier this season at Highmark Stadium,
which was part of a three-game winning streak.

For Toronto, the B-side of its MLS counterpart currently sits last in the Eastern Conference and 
has scored only one goal in its past nine matches. The club has struggled mightily since starting 
the 2017 season off with a win, totaling three goals in 12 matches and has yet to tally more than 
one goal in a match this season. At home, Toronto is 0-2-2, most recently playing the Richmond Kickers 
to a 0-0 draw on May 24.

Coming off a tough defeat at home to Orlando City B, 2-1, the Hounds enter the match with plenty 
to build upon. The offense registered season-highs in both shots (19) and shots on goal (9) in the 
contest, while Corey Hertzog snapped a four-game goalless streak with his sixth tally of the season. 
Pittsburgh will have to endure the injury bug though, as the club is expected to be again without 
key contributors in Kay Banjo, Abuchi Obinwa and Victor Souto.

Fans can catch all of this weekend’s action via USL Match Center or watch the stream live on YouTube. 
Further details on the game can be found below.

Game Info

WHO       Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Toronto FC II
WHEN      7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10
WHERE     Ontario Soccer Centre
WATCH     USL Match Center
FOLLOW    Twitter: @PghRiverhounds - #TORvPGH | #UNLEASH

What to Watch For

The Howler’s Match Preview

Team Records
Toronto FC II overall record: 1-7-4
Toronto FC II home record: 0-2-2

Pittsburgh overall record: 4-5-3
Pittsburgh road record: 2-1-2


Recent Head-to-Head

May 3, 2017 at Highmark Stadium
Pittsburgh 1, Toronto FC II 0
Scoring Summary
PGH – Victor Souto 22’ (Marshall Hollingsworth)

May 21, 2016 at Highmark Stadium
Pittsburgh 2, Toronto FC II 1
Scoring Summary
PGH – Lebo Moloto 68’ (Kevin Kerr)
PGH – Corey Hertzog 72’ (Drew Russell)
TOR – Malik Johnson 83’

Season Leaders

Goals: Corey Hertzog (6)
Assists: Kevin Kerr and Marshall Hollingsworth (2)
Points: Corey Hertzog (12)
Saves: Trey Mitchell (26)
Save %: Trey Mitchell (.765)
GAA: Trey Mitchell (0.80)

Toronto FC II
Goals: Ryan Telfer, Luca Uccello and Malik Johnson (1)
Assists: Ben Spencer and Sergio Camargo (1)
Points: Ryan Telfer, Luca Uccello and Malik Johnson (2)
Saves: Angelo Cavalluzzo (26)
Save %: Angelo Cavalluzzo (.765)
GAA: Angelo Cavalluzzo (1.14)

Last Time Out...


Orlando City B 2, Pittsburgh 1

PGH – Corey Hertzog 30’
ORL – Hadji Barry 42’
ORL – Zach Ellis-Hayden 53’ (Hadji Barry)


Trey Mitchell – 
Taylor Washington, Lalas Abubakar, Jamal Jack, Ritchie Duffie – 
Michael Green, Kevin Kerr, Jack Thompson (Ben Fitzpatrick 61’), Marshall Hollingsworth (Chevaughn Walsh 80’) – 
Romeo Parkes, Corey Hertzog

Toronto FC II

Saint Louis FC 2, Toronto FC II 0

STL – A.J. Cochran 23’ (Emir Alihidivoc)
STL – Christian Volesky 49’ (Jose Angulo)

Mark Pais – 
Robert Boskovic, Liam Fraser, Jordan McCrary – 
Ryan Telfer, Luis Pereira (Luca Uccello 76’), Oyvind Alseth, Brian James – 
Aikim Andrews, Sergio Camargo (Aiden Daniels 76’), Shann Hundal (Malik Johnson 69’)

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