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Riverhounds draw with Charlotte, 1-1

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds continue to pick up little points.

The Riverhounds earned their second draw of the 2017 season, and still remain unbeaten on the road, against the Charlotte Independence on Saturday.

Kay Banjo put the Riverhounds on the board first, only two minutes into the match, off an assist from defender Joe Greenspan. However, the Riverhounds didn’t have a long lead, as Jorge Herrera scored in the 6′ Minute on a penalty kick.

The penalty kick came after Trey Mitchell, who started in goal over Keasel Broome, fouled Independence midfielder David Spies.

The Riverhounds had plenty of other opportunies, including another attempt from Kay Banjo and later in the match when Marshall Hollingsworth and Corey Hertzog almost connected against one defender.

However, the score remained tied throughout the match, which was held at the Winthrop Coliseum, and each team took home a point.

Roster notes for the Riverhounds included Rich Balchan returning from a groin injury to the starting lineup. Also, the Riverhounds welcomed back Danny Earls, as his suspension, which carried over from last season, has been served. Earls started over Victor Souto, who replaced him in the 45′ minute.

Earls earned a yellow card in the match, which was shown in the 19′ minute. Joe Greenspan, the defender on loan from Minnesota United FC, was also shown a yellow card in the 78′ minute.

Also for the Riverhounds, Mike Green and Ben Fitzpatrick made their first starts of the season.

The Riverhounds will return to action on Saturday when they face the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium in Virginia. The match will be available to view on the USL’s official website, and will kick off at 5 p.m.

Photo of Trey Mitchell courtesy of Rachael McKriger, McKriger Photography.

Follow me on Twitter, @RachaelMcKriger, for all Riverhounds coverage.

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