Englishman scores twice in 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls II

PITTSBURGH (July 4, 2015) – Two goals from Rob Vincent powered the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to a 3-0 win over the New York Red Bulls II Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.

Substitute Tyler Pasher had given the Hounds a two-goal cushion on 74 minutes with a perfectly placed header to convert Matt Dallman’s cross.

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The Hounds (6-5-4, 22 points) leapfrog the visitors with the win to move into fifth place in the USL’s Eastern Conference. The Red Bulls stay on 22 points with a 6-6-4 record.

New York failed to match the Hounds fireworks on this Fourth of July cracker. John Wolyniec’s men failed to create any decent scoring chances with Pittsburgh defenders Anthony Arena and Fejiro Okiomah dealing with everything that came their way.

The Hounds entered Saturday’s game with their share of adversity. Head coach Mark Steffens and assistant Niko Katic were both suspended one game for protesting last week’s late penalty call at the Rochester Rhinos.

Captain Danny Earls and defender Willie Hunt were also serving one game bans following last week’s loss to the league leaders.

Acting coach Josh Rife led the Hounds to a comfortable victory in front of 3,122 fans despite all the missing faces.

The Hounds leave Tuesday for a Canadian double-header against Toronto F.C. II on July 8 and F.C. Montreal on July 12. Both games will be streamed live on Riverhounds.com. Check our website for kickoff times and full game details.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup finalist Meghan Klingenberg will be our special guest on July 18 when the Hounds return home to face Louisville City at 7 p.m. Tickets are selling fast. Be sure to visit Riverhounds.com for information or call the Highmark Stadium box office on (412) 325-7241 to speak with a representative.

Scoring Summary:
PGH – Rob Vincent 41′ (Max Touloute)
PGH – Tyler Pasher 74′ (Matt Dallman)
PGH – Rob Vincent 82′ (Drew Russell)

Misconduct Summary:
PGH – Kevin Kerr 55′ (caution)

Riverhounds – Calle Brown, Sterling Flunder, Anthony Arena, Fejiro Okiomah, Mike Green, Max Touloute (Tyler Pasher 52′), Rob Vincent, Stephen Okai (Seth C’deBaca 88′), Kevin Kerr (Amara Soumah 85′), Lebo Moloto (Matt Dallman 69′), Vini Dantas (Drew Russell 64′)

New York Red Bulls II – Santi Castano, James Thomas (Marcello Borges 46′), Konrad Plewa, Mike Da Fonte, Bolu Akinyode, Dan Metzger, Tyler Adams, Dan Bedoya, Derrick Etienne, Chris Tsonis (Franklin Castellanos 72′), Maruis Obekop (Juan Sanchez 77′)

Brandon Artis (referee), Amanda Ross, Lucas Feathers (assistants), Nathaniel Buck (fourth official)

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Attendance: 3,122