2017 Pittsburgh Riverhounds season

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds
2017 season
OwnerTerry "Tuffy" Shallenberger
Head CoachDave Brandt
United Soccer League13th in Eastern Conference
U.S. Open CupSecond Round
(knocked out by Chicago FC United)
Keystone Derby CupChampions (4–0)
Top goalscorerLeague: Corey Hertzog (14)
All: Corey Hertzog (14)
Highest home attendance4,006
(July 4 vs. Charlotte)
Lowest home attendance950
(May 3 vs. TFCII)
Average home league attendance2,639
← 2016
2018 →

The 2017 Pittsburgh Riverhounds season was the club's eighteenth season of existence, and their seventh consecutive season in the United Soccer League, the second tier of American soccer. Pittsburgh also competed in the U.S. Open Cup. The season covered the period from September 25, 2016 to the beginning of the 2018 USL season.

The Riverhounds won the Keystone Derby Cup over Harrisburg City Islanders, the second time since the cup was introduced that the Riverhounds won the trophy. After defeating Harrisburg 1–0 on April 29, Pittsburgh went to FNB Field for the last two meetings between the teams, a 0–0 draw on May 24 and a 3–0 Pittsburgh win on August 12.

Pittsburgh finished 13th in the Eastern Conference, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season and the tenth time in the club's history. Although the Riverhounds increased from 25 to 36 points from 2016 to 2017, they still finished eight points behind Bethlehem Steel FC for the final playoff spot in the conference.

Non-competitive[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Competitions[edit]

USL[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Harrisburg City Islanders 32 10 7 15 28 47 −19 37
12 Saint Louis FC 32 9 9 14 35 48 −13 36
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 32 8 12 12 33 42 −9 36
14 Richmond Kickers 32 8 8 16 24 36 −12 32
15 Toronto FC II 32 6 7 19 27 54 −27 25
Source: 2017 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 summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
32 36 8 12 12 33 42  −9 4 7 5 18 24  −6 4 5 7 15 18  −3

Source: USL standings
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132
GroundHHAHAAHHAHAHAAHHAAAHAHAAHAHHAAHH
ResultDLWLDLWWWLDLDLWLDDDDLDWWWDLDLLLD
Source: Pittsburgh schedule
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos. Name USL U.S. Open Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Barbados Keasel Broome 6 0 1 0 7 0
2 DF United States Shane Campbell 0 0 1 0 1 0
3 MF United States Jack Thompson 19 0 0 0 19 0
4 DF United States Taylor Washington 29 0 1 0 30 0
5 MF Brazil Victor Souto 26 2 0 0 26 2
6 MF United States Abuchi Obinwa 7 0 0 0 7 0
7 MF Ghana Stephen Okai 23 1 0 0 23 1
8 MF United States Michael Green 15 0 1 0 16 0
9 FW Jamaica Chevaughn Walsh 22 5 1 0 23 5
10 MF Scotland Kevin Kerr 32 3 1 0 33 3
11 FW United States Corey Hertzog 32 14 1 0 33 14
12 DF United States Ryan Adeleye 2 0 0 0 2 0
14 DF United States Nick Thompson 1 0 1 0 2 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Danny Earls 10 0 1 0 11 0
17 MF Jamaica Kenroy Howell 14 0 1 0 15 0
18 FW United States Kay Banjo 19 2 1 1 20 3
20 DF Trinidad and Tobago Jamal Jack 28 1 1 0 29 1
21 MF United States Ben Fitzpatrick 9 0 1 0 10 0
22 DF United States Tobi Adewole 15 0 0 0 15 0
23 MF United States Ritchie Duffie 10 0 0 0 10 0
24 DF United States Rich Balchan 6 0 0 0 6 0
25 MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth 20 2 0 0 20 2
27 DF United States Gale Agbossoumonde 11 0 0 0 11 0
29 DF United States Joseph Greenspan 10 0 0 0 10 0
30 GK United States Trey Mitchell 17 0 0 0 17 0
36 FW Jamaica Romeo Parkes 24 3 1 0 25 3
38 DF Trinidad and Tobago Shannon Gomez 10 0 0 0 10 0
40 GK United States Matt Perrella 8 0 0 0 8 0
42 GK United States Brenden Alfery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left the club during the season:
15 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Devaughn Elliott 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo John Manga 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF United States Ben Swanson 3 0 0 0 3 0
28 DF Ghana Lalas Abubakar 5 0 0 0 5 0
37 DF United States Connor Maloney 2 0 0 0 2 0
39 GK United States Macklin Robinson 1 0 0 0 1 0
41 GK United States Alex Kapp 1 0 0 0 1 0

Source: Pittsburgh stats

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Name USL U.S. Open Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
4 DF United States Taylor Washington 7 0 0 0 7 0
5 MF Brazil Victor Souto 5 0 0 0 5 0
6 MF United States Abuchi Obinwa 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF Ghana Stephen Okai 2 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF United States Michael Green 1 0 0 0 1 0
9 FW Jamaica Chevaughn Walsh 4 0 0 0 4 0
10 MF Scotland Kevin Kerr 1 0 0 0 1 0
11 FW United States Corey Hertzog 6 0 0 0 6 0
12 DF United States Ryan Adeleye 1 0 0 0 1 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Danny Earls 4 0 1 0 5 0
17 MF Jamaica Kenroy Howell 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 DF Trinidad and Tobago Jamal Jack 6 0 0 0 6 0
22 DF United States Tobi Adewole 4 0 0 0 4 0
25 MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth 1 0 0 0 1 0
27 DF United States Gale Agbossoumonde 3 1 0 0 3 1
29 DF United States Joseph Greenspan 3 0 0 0 3 0
30 GK United States Trey Mitchell 1 0 0 0 1 0'
36 FW United States Romeo Parkes 1 0 0 0 1 0

Source: Pittsburgh stats

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos. Player Previous club Fee/Notes Date Source
GK Barbados Keasel Broome United States Harrisburg City Islanders Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Nov 11, 2016 [1]
MF United States Ritchie Duffie United States Fredericksburg FC Trialist. Signed to a one-year contract. Nov 15, 2016 [2]
FW Democratic Republic of the Congo John Manga United States Cincinnati Bearcats Trialist. Signed to a one-year contract. Nov 15, 2016 [2]
FW United States Kay Banjo United States UMBC Retrievers Trialist. Signed to a one-year contract. Nov 23, 2016 [3]
DF United States Shane Campbell United States Harrisburg City Islanders Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Nov 23, 2016 [3]
FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Devaughn Elliott Mexico Murciélagos Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 8, 2016 [4]
MF Jamaica Kenroy Howell Jamaica Waterhouse Undisclosed fee. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 12, 2016 [5]
MF United States Bryan Arguez United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 15, 2016 [6]
DF Trinidad and Tobago Jamal Jack El Salvador Dragón Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 15, 2016 [6]
DF United States Taylor Washington United States Philadelphia Union Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 20, 2016 [7]
MF United States Ben Fitzpatrick United States Ohio State Buckeyes Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 29, 2016 [8]
MF Brazil Victor Souto United States Akron Zips Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Dec 29, 2016 [8]
DF United States Tobi Adewole United States George Washington Colonials Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Jan 9, 2017 [9]
GK United States Trey Mitchell United States LA Galaxy Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. Jan 10, 2017 [10]
DF United States Rich Balchan Canada Ottawa Fury FC Trialist. Signed to a one-year contract. Mar 8, 2017 [11]
DF United States Gale Agbossoumonde United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Trialist. Signed to a one-year contract. Mar 24, 2017 [12]
FW Jamaica Romeo Parkes El Salvador Isidro Metapán Free transfer. Signed to a one-year contract. May 5, 2017 [13]
GK United States Matt Perrella United States New Jersey Copa FC Free transfer. Signed for the remainder of the 2017 season. Aug 10, 2017 [14]
GK United States Brenden Alfery United States Fort Pitt Regiment Free transfer. Signed for the remainder of the 2017 season. Sep 14, 2017 [15]

Loan in[edit]

Pos. Player Parent club Length/Notes Beginning End Source
MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. Mar 4, 2017 Oct 15, 2017 [16][17]
MF Panama Cristian Martínez United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. Mar 4, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 [16][12]
MF United States Ben Swanson United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. Mar 4, 2017 Apr 20, 2017 [16][18]
MF United States Abuchi Obinwa United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. Mar 24, 2017 Oct 15, 2017 [12][17]
DF Ghana Lalas Abubakar United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. Apr 6, 2017 Jul 4, 2017 [19][20]
DF United States Joseph Greenspan United States Minnesota United One month. Apr 10, 2017 May 25, 2017 [21][22]
DF United States Connor Maloney United States Columbus Crew SC On a match-by-match basis. May 19, 2017 Jul 4, 2017 [23][20]
DF Trinidad and Tobago Shannon Gomez United States New York City FC Remainder of the 2017 season. Jun 29, 2017 Oct 15, 2017 [24][17]
GK United States Macklin Robinson United States North Carolina FC Short-term. Jun 30, 2017 Jul 5, 2017 [25][26]
GK United States Alex Kapp United States Minnesota United Remainder of the 2017 season. Aug 30, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 [27][15]
DF United States Joseph Greenspan United States Minnesota United One match. Sep 28, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 [28][29]
Oct 14, 2017 Oct 15, 2017 [30][17]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
GK United States Hunter Gilstrap Retired. Sep 24, 2016 [31]
FW Costa Rica Alejandro Aguilar United States FC Arizona Contract expired. Signed for FC Arizona on Mar 2, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [32]
GK United States Brendan Alfery United States Fort Pitt Regiment Contract expired. Signed for Fort Pitt on Apr 25, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [33]
FW United States Zak Boggs Contract expired. Sep 25, 2016 [34]
DF Jamaica Sergio Campbell United States Rochester Rhinos Contract expired. Signed for Rochester on Apr 3, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [35]
FW Canada Duwayne Ewart Canada Durham United Contract expired. Signed for Durham in 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [36]
DF United States Willie Hunt Contract expired. Sep 25, 2016 [37]
MF United States Nick Kolarac United States Fort Pitt Regiment Contract expired. Signed for Fort Pitt on Apr 25, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [33]
MF South Africa Lebogang Moloto United States Swope Park Rangers Contract expired. Signed for Swope Park on Feb 6, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [38]
DF Canada Jordan Murrell United States Reno 1868 Contract expired. Signed for Reno on Dec 20, 2016. Sep 25, 2016 [39]
DF United States Drew Russell United States Cedar Rapids Rampage United Contract expired. Signed for Cedar Rapids on Apr 15, 2017. Sep 25, 2016 [40]
MF United States Bryan Arguez Released by mutual agreement. Mar 24, 2017 [12]
FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Devaughn Elliott Guatemala Antigua GFC Released by mutual agreement. Had agreed a deal with Antigua on May 19, 2017. Jun 16, 2017 [41][42]
FW Democratic Republic of the Congo John Manga United States Ocean City Nor'easters Released by mutual agreement. Signed for Ocean City on Jun 16, 2017. Jun 16, 2017 [41]

Recognition[edit]

Postseason[edit]

ITB Awards

Corey HertzogUSL All-League Second Team

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Record
Home Gold Black Gold Match 1 vs. New York Red Bulls II / 4–8–7
Away Blue Blue Blue Match 3 vs. Charleston Battery / 4–3–3
Specialty Camouflage Black Black Match 10 vs. Louisville City / 0–0–1
Black Black Black Match 22 vs. Richmond Kickers / 0–1–0
Pink Black Black Match 31 vs. Rochester Rhinos / 0–0–1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN TRIALISTS MANGA AND DUFFIE". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "RIVERHOUNDS ADD BANJO, CAMPBELL TO 2017 ROSTER". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN DEVAUGHN ELLIOTT". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN KENROY HOWELL". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN BRYAN ARGUEZ AND JAMAL JACK". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN TAYLOR WASHINGTON". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
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  9. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN TOBI ADEWOLE". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  10. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN TREY MITCHELL". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN RICH BALCHAN". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
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  13. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN ROMEO PARKES". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
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  28. ^ "GREENSPAN RECALLED ON LOAN FROM MINNESOTA". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
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  32. ^ "FC ARIZONA SIGNS COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL FORWARD ALEJANDRO AGUILAR". FCArizona.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
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  43. ^ "ITB AWARDS 2017 - BEST WIN". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  44. ^ "ITB AWARDS 2017 - BEST GOAL". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  45. ^ "ITB AWARDS 2017 - BEST KIT". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  46. ^ "ITB AWARDS 2017 - BEST SAVE". Riverhounds.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.