PITTSBURGH (January 19, 2018) – The United Soccer League (USL) released its entire schedule of games for the 2018 regular season. Announced earlier today, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ 19th season of play will feature the longest schedule in team history at 34 matches.
Action kicks off on the road for the Hounds, as they visit expansion side Nashville SC on March 24 in Nashville’s first-ever league home match.
Pittsburgh’s home opener at Highmark Stadium follows the weekend after on March 31, as the club begins its defense of the Keystone Derby Cup, presented by K&L Gates and the Pennsylvania Lottery, against Penn FC, formerly the Harrisburg City Islanders. The tilt is the first of three meetings between the two teams with Penn FC visiting once again on May 26 before wrapping up the series in Pennsylvania’s capital on Sept. 26.
April is highlighted by the Hounds’ first-ever match against MLS B-side Atlanta United 2 on April 28. The month also features an away game marking the first of three matches on the season against FC Cincinnati on April 21.
In addition to Penn FC and FC Cincinnati, the Hounds face two other opponents three times this season – former NASL side Indy Eleven and Toronto FC II.
Pittsburgh has five matches scheduled for May, including first-ever visits to Highmark Stadium from Indy (May 11) and Nashville (May 30). June is a lighter month in terms of competition, featuring four games for the Hounds, including the club’s first match against reigning league champion Louisville City FC at Louisville Slugger Field on June 27 .
July is bookended by matches against newcomer and former NASL side North Carolina FC, including a Fourth of July clash at Highmark Stadium, while August features five matches in total.
September marks the longest months of competition for Pittsburgh, consisting of six matches. The club’s longest homestand of three games will run from Sept. 8-22.
Extending into October, the 2018 regular season closes out with the Hounds playing their final four of five on the road with the home finale coming on Oct. 6 against FC Cincinnati and season finale coming on Oct. 14 against New York Red Bulls II.
Ensure your spot to root on the Hounds this year by purchasing season tickets today. On sale now, contact our ticketing department at 412-224-4900 to speak to a club ticket representative and learn more.