2016 Pittsburgh Riverhounds season

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds
2016 season
ChairmanTuffy Shallenberger (acting)
ManagerDave Brandt (from May 23, 2016)
Mark Steffens (until May 22, 2016)
StadiumHighmark Stadium
USL13th
U.S. Open CupSecond Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Corey Hertzog (13)
All: Corey Hertzog (13)
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The 2016 Pittsburgh Riverhounds season is the club's seventeenth season of existence. It is the Riverhounds' six season playing in the United Soccer League, and the club's fourth season hosting matches at soccer-specific Highmark Stadium.

Preseason[edit]

On November 2, 2015 it was announced that Richard Nightingale was no longer with the team and that Shallenberger had taken over as acting president.[1] After one season without an MLS affiliate, it was announced that the club had formed an affiliate partnership with the reigning Eastern Conference playoff champion and MLS Cup runner-up Columbus Crew SC for the 2016 season.[2]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

United Soccer League[edit]

All times in regular season on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Harrisburg City Islanders 30 8 7 15 37 54 −17 31
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 30 6 10 14 32 43 −11 28
12 Toronto FC II 30 7 5 18 36 58 −22 26
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 30 6 7 17 31 50 −19 25
14 FC Montreal 30 7 2 21 35 57 −22 23
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results[edit]

All times in Eastern Time.[3]

Schedule source

2016 roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of February 23, 2016.[4]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap  United States
2 Defender Caleb Postlewait  United States
3 Defender Karsten Smith  United States
4 Defender Jordan Murrell  Canada
5 Defender Danny Earls  Ireland
6 Midfielder Conor Branson  England
7 Midfielder Stephen Okai  Ghana
8 Forward Michael Green  United States
9 Forward Zak Boggs  United States
10 Midfielder Kevin Kerr  Scotland
11 Forward Corey Hertzog  United States
12 Defender Sergio Campbell  Jamaica
13 Defender Willie Hunt  United States
14 Midfielder Alex Harlley  Togo
15 Forward Ryan Dodson  United States
16 Defender Isaiah Schafer  United States
17 Defender Drew Russell  United States
18 Goalkeeper Mauricio Vargas  Costa Rica
20 Forward Duwayne Ewart  Canada
21 Forward James Bissue  Ghana
22 Midfielder Lebo Moloto  South Africa
23 Midfielder Nick Kolarac  United States
24 Goalkeeper Brenden Alfery  United States
25 Midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth (on loan from Columbus Crew SC)  United States
26 Midfielder Ben Swanson (on loan from Columbus Crew SC)  United States
28 Midfielder Jack Thompson  United States
31 Midfielder Nick Thompson  United States
33 Defender Ryan Adeleye  United States
34 Midfielder Cristian Martínez (on loan from Columbus Crew SC)  Panama
35 Midfielder Rodrigo Saravia (on loan from Columbus Crew SC)  Guatemala
36 Forward Chevaughn Walsh  Jamaica
37 Forward Alejandro Aguilar  Costa Rica

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Name Last Club Mode of Transfer Reference
January 5, 2016 Togo Alex Harlley United States Atlanta Silverbacks Free [5]
January 5, 2016 Costa Rica Mauricio Vargas United States FC Wichita Free [5]
January 6, 2016 United States Zak Boggs United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Free [6]
January 6, 2016 United States Corey Hertzog United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Free [6]
January 7, 2016 United States Hunter Gilstrap United States Carolina RailHawks Free [7]
January 7, 2016 United States Karsten Smith United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Free [7]
February 11, 2016 Ghana James Bissue Canada Montreal Impact Free [8]
February 11, 2016 United States Ryan Dodson Sweden IFK Stockaryd/Rörviks IF Free [8]
February 12, 2016 United States Willie Hunt United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Free [9]
February 11, 2016 United States Isaiah Schafer Finland VPS Free [9]
February 18, 2016 Jamaica Romeo Parkes El Salvador A.D. Isidro Metapán Free [10]
February 22, 2016 United States Brenden Alfery United States Robert Morris Colonials Free [11]
February 22, 2016 Jamaica Sergio Campbell United States Columbus Crew SC Free [11]
March 2, 2016 United States Brenden Alfery United States Robert Morris Colonials Free [12]
March 4, 2016 United States Caleb Postlewait United States Butler Bulldogs Free [13]
March 17, 2016 United States Marshall Hollingsworth United States Columbus Crew SC Loan [14]
March 17, 2016 United States Ben Swanson United States Columbus Crew SC Loan [14]

Out[edit]

Date Name Last Club Mode of Transfer Reference
October 7, 2015 United States Willie Hunt United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Free [15]
October 31, 2015 United States Calle Brown United States Houston Dynamo Free [16]
November 11, 2015 Jamaica Ryan Thompson United States Saint Louis FC Free [17]
January 5, 2016 Brazil Vini Dantas United States Baltimore Blast Free [5]
January 18, 2016 Serbia Boris Zivanovic Slovenia FC Koper Free [18]
January 19, 2016 United States Ben Newnam United States Louisville City FC Free [19]
February 10, 2016 United States Fejiro Okiomah United States San Antonio FC Free [20]
February 17, 2016 England Rob Vincent United States D.C. United Undisclosed [21]
February 24, 2016 United States Sterling Flunder Retired [22]
March 2, 2016 Canada Tyler Pasher United States Swope Park Rangers Free [23]
May 9, 2016 Jamaica Romeo Parkes El Salvador Isidro Metapán Waived [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubba, Matt. "Riverhounds president Nightingale no longer with the team". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Corr, Charlie. "Hounds Partner with MLS Cup Finalist Crew SC". USL. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
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  6. ^ a b "Ex-MLS Duo Hertzog and Boggs Join Hounds". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Gilstrap Makes Return to Riverhounds". USL. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Riverhounds Sign Bissue, Dodson for New Season". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Hounds Bring Back Hunt and Green for 2016 Season". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
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  11. ^ a b Ryan, Megan. "Riverhounds to sign defender Sergio Campbell". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pittsburgh Native Inks Contract With Hounds". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Hounds Add Butler's Postlewait to Roster". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Columbus Sends Two Players to Hounds". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "ROWDIES ADD DEFENSIVE DEPTH WITH SIGNING OF WILLIE HUNT". NASL. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  16. ^ "Joining Dynamo". Calle Brown. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Boyz brace for tough WCup qualifiers". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "Koprčani z vsak dan bolj okrepljeno ekipo na pripravah v Medulinu" (in Slovenian). ekoper.si. Archived from the original on January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  19. ^ "Louisville Adds Experience to Defense with Newnam". USL. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Okiomah Highlights Pair of San Antonio Signings". USL. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  21. ^ "Pittsburgh Riverhounds Transfer Rob Vincent to D.C. United". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved February 18, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Flunder Retires as Longest Tenured Hound". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved February 24, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Rangers Add Pasher, Didic to Squad". USL. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  24. ^ "Tuffy Shallenberger: I wanted to sack Romeo Parkes immediately". The Telegraph. May 11, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2017.