On Friday, June 7th, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds hosted the Toronto FC Reserves. Both teams walked away with a point after a 1-1 draw.
Jose Angulo headed in the first goal of the game in the 9th minute from a precision cross by Jhonny Arteaga. The goal marked Angulo’s sixth for the Riverhounds this season. He is the team’s top goal scorer and he is tied for the third highest goalscorer in the league.
Toronto FC Reserves wouldn’t respond with a goal for themselves until the 72nd minute when the Riverhounds defenses failed to clear the ball out of the box. Wiedeman intercepted a botched pass by Green. The Toronto forward was able to knock the ball into the net with a little help when the ball took a deflection off of Marshall.
While the score shows a draw, the Riverhounds were definitely the dynamite team Friday night. They had double the amount of shots than Toronto and were pushing forward for most of the game. There is no doubt in my mind that the Riverhounds should have walked away with three points.
While Toronto FC is undefeated, Friday’s game was only their 3rd of the season. They had not played a game since May 18th. Compared to the Hounds who are almost in the middle of their season. With this in mind it’s a little surprising that the Riverhounds couldn’t seal the deal.
The next game for the Riverhounds will also be at home on June 15th against the Charleston Battery. The Battery are currently sitting in 3rd place in the USL PRO standings. This game will prove a tough one for the Riverhounds. The home team has walked away undefeated in their last 7 league games. In fact the last USL PRO team to defeat the Pittsburgh Riverhounds was the Battery in Charleston on April 27th.