Riverhounds SC Reaction: Sims double leads Hounds to Open Cup victory

Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

Riverhounds SC returned to Lamar Hunt US Open Cup competition after a two-year hiatus, beating the Maryland Bobcats, 2-0, on a soggy Tuesday night at Highmark Stadium. With the victory, Pittsburgh advances to the third round of the Open Cup for the third consecutive tournament.

FINAL: Riverhounds SC 2, Maryland Bobcats FC 0 (US Open Cup 2nd round)

First-year pro Toby Sims netted twice while Jahmali Waite recorded his first clean sheet as Riverhounds SC keeper on his first start with the club.

With the victory, the Hounds will now have to wait until Friday to find out who they will face in the USOC third round when US Soccer arranges a draw.

After the game, we caught up with head coach Bob Lilley and the Hounds’ hero of the night, Toby Sims.

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John Krysinsky has covered football and other sports for many years for various publications and media. He is also the author of ‘Miracle on the Mon’ – a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years at Highmark Stadium with the leading and centered narrative of a remarkable game that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, served as a color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup matches and the International Champions Cup in the United States. . Krysinsky also served as head men’s soccer coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to first winning seasons and first playoff berths (1996-98); Northern Catholic Boys Head Coach (2007-08), Shady Side Academy Boys Associate Head Coach (2009-2014).

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