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On location: City Islanders 2, Riverhounds 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to the inaugural kickoff of pro soccer in our city …

Game: Riverhounds (0-0-1) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (0-0)

Time: 8:02 p.m.

Site: Highmark Stadium

Live video feed: USLsoccer.com

Here’s the official live match information.

Here’s TribLIVE’s game preview. I’ll be at Highmark working toward a Sunday column.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

Comments

  1. MadTurk says:

    Funny man, I don’t expect to see many on this therad. Maybe Jal and Drew with a comment or two.

  2. Bizrow says:

    A couple of times, I saw Co Prinz play at Forbes Field

    Watching Roberto was better ;-)

  3. MadTurk says:

    You are old! :-)

  4. Bizrow says:

    Its better than the other option ;-)

  5. MadTurk says:

    How True, I am not far behind you in age.

  6. MadTurk says:

    Had to add the “in age” for you never know how the Drewmister will respond.

  7. Bizrow says:

    + 1

    Drew is always watching

    But right now, he’s getting ready for dinner ;-)

  8. DMFH says:

    DK,

    What’s the scouting report on Highmark Stadium?

  9. Dave G says:

    Breathtaking view of downtown from the stadium!

    Nice pic via Instagram!

  10. Pucknutz says:

    Double Dittto!!

    Whata we call em?
    Lets Go Dogs??
    Lets Go Hounds ??
    Roll River Roll ?? Hey I sorta like that one!! lol

    So ROLL RIVER ROLL !!

  11. SJB says:

    Malkin possibly out with a sunburn. I’d like to see the injury report on this. Upper body? Lower body? Nah…all over body injury.

    The players are going to bust on him for sure. Someone will probably fill his left skate with sun block.

  12. Dave G says:

    Outer body injury.

  13. JohninOshkosh says:

    Looks like wind coming off the riverside portion of the field could be a defining characteristic of the stadium. Passing appears to be affected by it.

    Hounds have had a couple of good scoring chances with headers coming off corners. No score 38 minutes in.

  14. JohninOshkosh says:

    First ball in the river! 40 minutes in.

  15. JohninOshkosh says:

    nil nil at half.

  16. JohninOshkosh says:

    City Islanders miss on a set piece in 61st minute. Previously, #17 for the Hounds missed on a nice strike that sailed over the crossbar.

    Playing in the 66th minute, there is no score.

  17. JohninOshkosh says:

    Goal!!!!!!

    First Highmark Stadium goal at 70 minute.

    1-0 Riverhounds

  18. Dave G says:

    Pssst… the Pirates are winning 2-1 as well… bottom 7th

  19. JohninOshkosh says:

    Both stadiums on the river ablazed in artificial light.

    Both Pittsburgh professional teams winning at the same time.

  20. Dave G says:

    All three are winning right now!

    2-1 Pens in the third period

  21. JohninOshkosh says:

    City Islanders tie it up in 78th minute.

    1-1

    Are both professional teams having fireworks after the game?

    Well, gotta put mu kids to bed. I’m out. Hope both teams pull out the “W.”

  22. JohninOshkosh says:

    Make that all three teams!

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