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Get to know the Pittsburgh Riverhounds

26 November 9:14 am

Get to know the Pittsburgh Riverhounds

By Ben Crook

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Founded: 1999

League: USL PRO

2013 record: 10-8-8, 38 points (7th seed in playoffs, lost in quarterfinals to eventual champions Orlando City SC)

Colors: Blue and yellow

Head coach: Justin Evans

Technical director: Gene Klein

Supporters group: Steel Army

Forward Jose Angulo was named USL PRO MVP in 2013 after tying with Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC) for the league lead in goals with 15 … Midfielder Matthew Dallman led the league in assists with 12, earning All-League First Team honors along with Angulo … Defender Andrew Marshall was named All-League Second Team … Pittsburgh recently announced the signing of former Dynamo forward Joseph Ngwenya, and midfielder Anthony Obodai … Ngwenya played for Houston in 2007 and 2010, scoring eight goals, while Obodai was on the squad in 2010 … Head coach Justin Evans, a native of Western Pennsylvania, was the first ever player to sign for the Hounds in 1999 … He made 101 appearances in five different stints with Pittsburgh, scoring 14 goals … The Riverhounds hosted FA Cup winner Wigan Athletic in a friendly on July 19, 2013, losing 4-1

Highmark Stadium

Opened: April 13, 2013

Capacity: 3,500

Surface: Artificial turf

2013 average attendance: 3,316 (14 league games)

Pittsburgh is only the third USL Pro team to have their own soccer-specific stadium; Charleston Battery and the Rochester Rhinos are the others … Fourth highest attendance numbers out of 13 clubs … Stadium has room for expanded seating in the future … Also hosts the Pittsburgh Passion (women’s football) as well as high school and college soccer, lacrosse and rugby … Seating on three sides, the north side is adjacent to the Monongahela River, looking across to downtown Pittsburgh … Located just to the south of the confluence of the Monongahela and Alleghany Rivers into the Ohio River