Ocean City, NJ – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds were eliminated from the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tonight at Carey Stadium following a 1-0 loss to the Ocean City Nor’easters of the USL Premier Development League (PDL).
The Riverhounds maintained quality possession throughout most of the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net despite outshooting the Nor’easters 8-2.
The Riverhounds struck early in the game when Riverhounds striker Jose Angulo stripped a Nor’easter defender to find Dallman 30 yards from goal. Nor’easters goalkeeper, Brian Billings, saved Dallman’s shot on goal.
In the 36th minute of play, defender Mike Seamon drove down the right flank and found forward Jhonny Arteaga at the penalty spot. Arteaga attempted a side-scissors follow that flew just over the crossbar.
Following halftime, Seamon overlapped Dallman down the right flank and drove the ball inside towards the goal. Taking a shot at the near post, Seamon’s attempt went inches wide.
Both teams remained scoreless for a most of the game until the 68th minute when Ken Tribbettof the Nor’easters was able to put the ball past Riverhounds goalkeeper, Greg Blum, from close range after it bounced off multiple players in the penalty area.
The Riverounds came close to evening the score in the final minutes of play when midfielder Ryan Kinne drove down the left flank and crossed a brilliant ball for Arteaga who slashed through the penalty box. Arteaga headed the ball cleanly and on frame, but Billings smothered the attempt to preserve the win for the Nor’easters.
Following the win, the Nor’easters will travel to play the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) on Tuesday, May 28 at PPL Park.
The Riverhounds return to USL PRO action on Friday against the Antigua Barracuda (0-7-0). Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.