[[[Today<<]]] Today: Pittsburgh Riverhounds VS Hartford Athletic live 12 August 2023
Under Namazi, the Athletic have moved away from Ramos’ wavering attempt to go between four and five defenders in the back, and they’ve looked to be more aggressive with a three center back alignment. There have also been some roster adjustments due to various injuries. Even with two notable players out — leading scorer Kyle Edwards (hamstring) and athletic midfielder Andre Lewis (suspension) — Hartford has plenty of attacking punch with last season’s assists leader Antoine Hoppenot, winger Prince Saydee and their longstanding captain in the midfield, Danny Barrera. It’s on the other end of the field Hartford has struggled this season, where its 47 goals allowed is six more than any other team in the Championship.
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They’ve welcomed newcomers Modesto Méndez and Daniel Bloyou, each making their debut in the win vs. New Mexico United shortly after signing only days beforehand. Méndez entered alongside Edgardo Rito as the second midseason addition to a struggling Hartford defensive line, while Bloyou was signed on a 25-day contract as a last-minute replacement for the injured Kyle Edwards and Elvis Amoh. Following Andre Lewis’ red card and subsequent suspension in Saturday’s win, his presence up front may now become even more important, while his future beyond the contracted 25 days with Hartford remains unclear. Hartford are an interesting team, as they have some veterans Riverhounds fans may be familiar with including a former Major League Soccer and USL Championship veteran Antoine Hoppenot, who scored his 40th USL Championship goal in the win vs New Mexico, becoming only the fourth player in league history to record at least 40 goals and 40 assists.
There were some personnel and tactical adjustments made, but Lilley continues to challenge his players and their mindset — and did what he had to do to get the high press working again. “We were a little bit more organized tonight with two (forwards) up front, ” Lilley said following the Hounds’ impressive shutout of a pretty lethal Tampa Bay side. “The forwards worked hard. Our midfield grouping is working hard, and our wing backs are working hard. We’re trying to get pressure higher up the pitch when we can.
Open Cup) was because we didn’t let them park and make 1, 000 passes in and around our penalty box. I think we get in trouble when we sit back and let the other team dictate. Anything (Tampa) wanted to do, they had to do at a quicker tempo and that led to some mistakes. ” Ordonez has been the steady rock for the Hounds defense this season, leading the squad in minutes played, as he’s started every one of the 22 league matches he’s appeared in this season, having been subbed off for one minute. Ordonez is bullish on his team’s ability to adapt, as they did last week, because they’re always playing as one unit.
It’s not always easy. When you do that, a lot of teams will start going direct on you. Then you have to press, pick up second balls, and I thought we did a really good job with that. ” The Hounds wingbacks, Luke Biasi and Dani Rovira who started the Tampa match, were more effective in pushing higher up, not only to get forward into the attack, but in clogging the wide channels to deny Tampa’s use of teh width. With Danny Griffin sitting back deeper, to a position where he played a lot in previous seasons in Pittsburgh, as a number six, the Hounds midfield rotation was effective in denying space. “Some of our success against Columbus Crew (in the U. S.
The Hounds’ injury list now has three players, who are all questionable: Mike DeShields (concussion), Junior Etou (foot) and Illal Osumanu (ankle). On the flip side, bringing up the rear, is Hartford, who have just four wins this season (4-14-4 | W-L-D), but are winners of two of its last three. The last place Athletic are starting to form their identity under a new coach and could be a tougher out than expected. On paper, it’s a first place team vs a last place side, but to Bob Lilley and the Riverhounds players are taking a proactive mindset and prepared for a tough battle with the Athletic.
It was a disastrous tenure under Ramos, who were 2-10-4 at the time of his firing, as the Athletic were a team in search of an identity. Namazi — a former West Virginia Mountaineer of Iranian heritage — has an extensive journeyman soccer resume — both as a player having been with 17 different clubs! His extensive coaching background includes stops with the US Men’s U18 and U20s, the US Women’s National Team, the Iranian National Team, and the Houston Dynamo, Ramos’ former club. And, guess what? After losing three straight, under Mamazi, Hartford have suddenly won two of their last three matches, beating lowly Las Vegas, 2-0, then pulling off an impressive 2-1 victory against New Mexico, sandwiching an ugly 5-2 loss to the defending USL Championship Cup winners, San Antonio.
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Preview: Riverhounds face revived Hartford Athletic in deceiving first vs last place match-up | Pittsburgh Soccer NowPhoto courtesy Ed ThompsonThe Riverhounds remain in pretty good position as they prepare to face the remaining Eastern Conference side they have not faced this season: the Hartford Athletic. In the next two weeks, they’ll see a lot of the Athletic, as they face each other Saturday night at Highmark Stadium, then 10 days later at Trinity Health Stadium in Connecticut. This week, action between other conference rivals played out in favor of Pittsburgh (12-4-8 | W-L-D), as Louisville and Charleston ended deadlocked in a 1-1 draw, which saw each side inch one point closer to the Hounds. Still, the Hounds are four points ahead of Charleston as both clubs have played 24 matches, while they are eight points ahead of Tampa Bay, who they defeated last Saturday, 1-0, at Highmark Stadium, and Louisville.
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