Hartford Athletic heads to Pittsburgh to take on another 2018 USL Championship playoff club as new players Luis Argudo (M) and Jon Kempin (GK) arrive on loan from Columbus Crew SC. Here's what you need to know:
HARTFORD ATHLETIC at PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS SC
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
Local TV: None
WHERE TO WATCH:
Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt, 140 Huyshope Ave., Hartford
City Steam Brewery and Cafe, 942 Main St., Hartford
2nd Bridge Brewing Co., 642 Hilliard St., Manchester
Lakeview Restaurant & Bar, 50 Lake St., Coventry
LAST TIME OUT:
Hartford Athletic fell to Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-0. In the 37th minute, Tampa Bay broke the tie. Leo Fernandez, flying down the left wing, centered to Sebastián Guenzatti, right in front of the net for the easy goal. Rowdies took a 1-0 lead into halftime. David Najem, Andrew Tinari and Guenzatti all scored in the second half to give the Rowdies a 4-0 victory.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Hartford Athletic - Jose Angulo, F
Jose Angulo returns to Pittsburgh where he had the best year of his career in 2013. He scored 23 goals en route to winning the Golden Boot and MVP of the league. For Athletic to get the offense going, Angulo will need to be a big part of it.
Pittsburgh - Kenardo Forbes, MF
Forbes has been at the center of the Hounds’ attackthis season. The midfielder leads the team with two assists andranks tied for sixth in the USL Eastern Conference with nine chances created.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT:
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC enters their 20th season of play in 2019. The Hounds are coming off a win over Louisville City FC last weekend. The club returns 2018 leading scorer Neco Brett. Brett, who had 15 goals last season, scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick against LouCity. The Hounds, who were one of the top ranked defenses in the USL in 2018, allowed 6 goals in their first 3 matches of the season.
Updates on the match will be provided via Twitter at @hfdathletic or by following #PITvHFD