PITTSBURGH – The USL Game of the Week on ESPN3 visits Highmark Stadium on Wednesday night with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Toronto FC II both coming off positive results over the weekend, and TFC II on the verge of setting a club record. The Video Assistant Referee system will be in use for the contest, which is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds news and notes
Current record: 2-3-2, 8pts
The Riverhounds earned a 1-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders in the first edition of the Keystone Derby Cup on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium,
Corey Hertzog scored the lone goal of the game off Kevin Kerr’s first assist of the season, giving Hertzog a team-high four goals this season.
Hertzog’s next goal for the Riverhounds will be the 30th of his USL career. The 26-year-old has earned two USL All-League selections, in 2012 and 2016.
Kerr is tied for second in the USL with 17 chances created so far this season, trailing only Sacramento Republic FC’s Danny Barrera.
Toronto FC II and notes
Current record: 1-2-3, 6pts
TFC II recorded its third consecutive scoreless draw on Saturday night as it earned a point on the road against Louisville City FC in front of 8,282 fans at Slugger Field.
Goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo recorded a 10-save shutout in the draw, and has been in goal for each of the past three shutouts the side has posted.
Toronto’s club-record shutout streak, set in the 2015 season, was 314 minutes as the side recorded a trio of shutouts between May 23 and June 27. The club’s current streak sits at 310 minutes.
TFC II’s streak in 2015 was broken by the Riverhounds’ Kevin Kerr, who scored nine minutes into a 2-0 victory for Pittsburgh at the Ontario Soccer Centre.
Pittsburgh – GK: Keasel Broome, Trey Mitchell; D: Shane Campbell, Taylor Washington, Ryan Adleye, Nick Thompson, Jamal Jack, Tobi Adewole, Ritchie Duffie, Richie Balchan, Gale Agbossoumonde, Joe Greenspan; M: Jack Thompson, Victor Souto, Maduabuchi Obinwa, Stephen Okai, Michael Green, Kevin Kerr, Devaughn Elliot, Danny Earls, Kenroy Howell, Ben Fitzpatrick, Marshall Hollingsworth; F: Chevaughn Walsh, Corey Hertzog, Kay Banjo, John Manga
Toronto – GK: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Brogan Engbers; D: Jeleni Peters, Brandon Onkony, Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Jason Hernandez, Mitchell Taintor, Anthony Osorio, Jordan McCrary; M: Marky Delgado, Malik Johnson, Sergio Camargo, Aidan Daniels, Luca Uccello, Brian James, Liam Fraser, Tsubasa Endoh Jay Chapman, Dante Campbell; F: Ben Spencer, Shaan Hundal, Raheem Edwards, Ricardo John, Jordan Hamilton, Aikim Andrews, Ryan Telfer
Pittsburgh – None
Toronto – None
REF: MATTHEW FRANZ
AR1: Ross Kleinstuber
AR2: Darth Newman
4TH: Maxwell Hartman
VAR: Geoff Gamble
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