Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC had a four-match streak of not giving up a single goal this USL season.
However, that streak ended on Saturday night.
At Nippert Stadium, FC Cincinnati and Pittsburgh drew, 2-2, claiming a point each. Pittsburgh was the club to go the longest this USL season without giving up a goal.
The streak ended at 419 minutes.
It didn’t take long for Pittsburgh to get on the board, though. Jordan Dover scored his first goal of his Riverhounds SC career, unassisted, in the 6′ minute.
Cincinnati equalized in the 59′ minute, as Danni Konig scored past Riverhounds SC goalkeeper Dan Lynd. Konig’s goal was assisted by Corben Bone.
Pittsburgh then took back the lead in the 73′ minute. Rookie Thomas Vancaeyezeele scored his first-ever professional goal against goalkeeper Evan Newton.
The goal was assisted by Kenardo Forbes.
Pittsburgh’s lead only lasted for five minutes, as Kenney Walker put his shot past Lynd in the 78′ minute. Walker’s goal was unassisted.
In goal, Lynd made three saves while Newton didn’t make any saves.
After the match, Riverhounds SC Head Coach Bob Lilley said that his side battled “well” and scored “some good goals and created other opportunities.”
“Going on the road, getting a point is positive,” Lilley said. “The response early in the game was good, when [Cincinnati] tied it was good. There are so many good things we are going to be able to pull out of the video and there are a lot of things we can get better at.”
Lilley called Cincinnati a “very experienced team,” and praised his younger players for doing “really well.”
“They’ll get better, and we’ll get better as a team,” Lilley said. “We dealt with their size pretty well. It’s a bit disappointing not to get three points, but our job is to learn from this one and go home next week and get three points.”
Pittsburgh is currently undefeated still with a record of 2-0-3. They join Atlanta United 2 and Louisville City FC as the only undefeated clubs in the Eastern Conference.
The Hounds will return home on April 28 to face Atlanta United 2.
The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET and tickets are remaining.
What the Players Said
Tough result but fortunate to come home with a point!
— Tobiloba Adewole (@TobiAdewole95) April 22, 2018
Grateful to have scored my first professional goal. Great fight from the boys to earn a decent result on the road. Thanks for all the support. To God be the glory! @SteelArmy #UNLEASH #USL https://t.co/f712kADpgL
— Jordan Dover (@J_dover) April 22, 2018
Thomas Vacaeyezeele… The MLS slept on you brotha
— Ben Fitzpatrick (@BenLFitzpatrick) April 22, 2018
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