Since the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds have not earned a single point at Capelli Sport Stadium.
The New York stadium is home to the Rochester Rhinos, seemingly the Riverhounds out-of-state rivals. The Riverhounds met the Rhinos already this year, but at Pinnacle Athletic Campus for a friendly.
In that match, the Riverhounds fell to the Rhinos, 1-5.
This time, the Riverhounds earned their first point in three years against the Rhinos at home, after a scoreless draw on Saturday.
The Riverhounds made a number of roster changes under head coach Dave Brandt. After starting the last two matches in goal, Keasel Broome sat on the bench in favor for Trey Mitchell. Mitchell missed the last four weeks with a shoulder injury, sustained in warm ups on June 22 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Mitchell made two saves, denying shots from Kenardo Forbes and Jochen Graf.
On defense, the Riverhounds started the same back four for the second straight match. Taylor Washington, Tobi Adewole, Jamal Jack and Shannon Gomez locked down opposing attackers for Rochester.
In the midfield, Kevin Kerr and Victor Souto started in their respective positions. Two changes ensued when Romeo Parkes slid down to the midfield and Stephan Okai started in place of Danny Earls. However, Earls came into the match for Okai in the 89′ minute.
Up top, Chevaughn Walsh and Kay Banjo occupied the forward slots. Corey Hertzog started the match on the bench, but appeared in the 63′ minute, replacing Banjo.
Also starting the match on the bench was Marshall Hollingsworth, who was probable with a knee injury.
In the yellow card count, the Rhinos had a clean sheet. Meanwhile, the Riverhounds had two yellow cards shown to Adewole (33′) and Souto (73′).
After a three-game road trip for the Riverhounds – which they all finished with draws, collecting three points – the team will return to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday. The club will face the Charleston Battery.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
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