When Christiano Francois talks about challenges, about rebuilding, there's a context that strays far beyond soccer.
The change is subtle, all associated with the Riverhounds acknowledged at their major rebranding announcement Friday.
The Riverhounds didn't open their 2018 training camp Monday the way they'd hoped. Snow and ice blanketed the Highmark Stadium pitch for the scheduled 10 a.m. session.
It was a tremendous Saturday night for soccer in Pittsburgh. Sellout crowd at Highmark Stadium. Seriously quality match between the Riverhounds and Rochester.
With all due respect to Cam Heyward, the Steelers haven't had that truly special, consistently spectacular defensive performer since the peak version of Troy Polamalu.
The YouTube clips, the Vines, the gifs went as viral as viral gets in soccer, and that's a lot of viral for the planet's most popular sport.
Romeo Parkes sought a second chance at soccer, and there apparently was only one place he wanted to pursue it. Now he'll get it.
I obviously can't shoot the Hounds over, say, the Stanley Cup playoffs. So, when there is soccer on my schedule and nothing else, I rejoice.
The Riverhounds' 18th year as a franchise, their fourth since at Highmark Stadium, came to a merciful conclusion Saturday night with the 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati.
Something was seriously amiss Saturday night at Highmark Stadium. For one, the Riverhounds were rolling.
Yeah, that was Kevin Kerr sprinting the length of Highmark Stadium late Saturday night in feels-like 26 temps.
It’s a real point of pride for the Riverhounds that they’ve got two of the USL’s top scoring talents, Rob Vincent and Kevin Kerr, as well as the overall lead...
Maybe it was the 3,988 fans filling the seats at Highmark Stadium, stringing the rest around the perimeter and highlighted by the singing, stomping Steel Army.
The temperature along the banks of the Mon was 23 degrees by sundown Saturday, with the wind chill a breath-stunting 14.
The only thing more damp than the Highmark Stadium pitch was the mood itself late Saturday night. The Riverhounds were all strewn about.