Rookie keeper shines, but Hounds dry again

CINCINNATI — The offensive woes continued for the Riverhounds as they were blanked by FC Cincinnati, 1-0, Saturday in front of a USL-record crowd of 23,375 at Nippert Stadium.

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Outside of a few dangerous chances, the Hounds couldn't muster up many worthy possessions as the team continues to struggle to find offensive avenues even more, playing without their top goal-scorer — the released Romeo Parkes — for the first time in the 2016 season.

The 1-0 loss dropped the Hounds to 0-4-3 on the year, which ranks them 13th out of 14 teams in the standings while FCC improved to 5-2-2, good enough for second in the league.

Despite a solid professional debut from keeper Mauricio Vargas, who saved eight of nine shots on goal against him Saturday, the Hounds couldn't battle back after falling behind in the 27th minute.

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