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Hounds to Open 2020 Season on ESPN2

June 30, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC News Release

PITTSBURGH - Announced today by the USL Championship and ESPN, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will have its season opener at Louisville City FC nationally broadcasted on ESPN2. This match is set for Sunday, July 12 at Lynn Family Stadium, marking the first-ever match at the newly built venue. The kickoff time of this match is to be determined.

In addition to airing on ESPN2, this match will also be aired on ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App.

"We are excited to kick off our 2020 season with a nationally televised match on ESPN2," owner Tuffy Shallenberger said. "The national stage will mark a tremendous opportunity for our club to return to play. We are looking forward to playing soccer again and beginning our 2020 season."

Pittsburgh and Louisville last met during the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 USL Championship playoffs. Louisville won the match, 2-1, in extra time at Highmark Stadium in front of a venue record crowd of 6,073 fans. As for away matches at Louisville, the Hounds have won two straight and hold a 3-1-1 all-time road record when facing the conference foe.

The Hounds have not yet played a match this season. On the other hand, Louisville has played one match, in which they defeated North Carolina FC, 1-0, before the season was suspended this past March.

The remainder of the club's 2020 regular season schedule will be announced in the coming days. Follow the club at riverhounds.com and on social media at @RiverhoundsSC for updates surrounding the 2020 season.


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