2008 First Round: Riverhounds get first win of year vs. AAC Eagles

Posted by | June 10, 2008

Twos were wild for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Tuesday night. The ’Hounds got two first-half goals and two more in the closing stages of the match as they posted a 4-0 win over USASA Region II side AAC Eagles in Lisle, Ill. Pittsburgh got goals from four different players, in all, eight players got on the scoresheet for the Riverhounds, who are in last place in the USL Second Division with a 0-6-3 record.

The win also snaps a three-game US Open Cup losing streak for Pittsburgh who hadn’t won a game in the tournament since 2001 when they were a member of the A-League. It was also the first win in three tries (1-2) against amateur opposition.

Nathan Salsi opened the scoring in the first half, while Thabiso “Boyzz” Khumalo, drafted by the nearby Chicago Fire in the 2005 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, set up Leon Browne’s goal before halftime. Jean Robens Jerome and Travis MacKenzie added a goal each in the second half to earn themselves a meeting with the USL First Division’s Rochester Rhinos in the Second Round.

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