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Match preview: Harrisburg City Islanders at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

A renewal of the Keystone Derby sees both teams looking for their first win of the season. Unfortunately the Keystone Derby is being postponed until July due to snow. Thanks a lot, Pittsburgh.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-D.C. United at Pittsburgh Riverhounds
The view from Highmark Stadium.
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Game: Harrisburg City Islanders at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Date: Saturday, April 9th

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Highmark Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA)

Referees: REF: Gary Gutierrez, AR1: Ross Kleinstuber, AR2: Justin Frear, 4TH: Alfonso Fajardo

Television: None


Harrisburg is looking for their first win of the year in their third try as they cross Pennsylvania to face their old nemesis, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the Keystone Derby. In their third straight match on the road, they will face a Riverhounds team looking for their first win as well. Pittsburgh dropped their season opener to the Rochester Rhinos on a goal by Christian Volesky just seven minutes in. Harrisburg lost their last match 2-1 against the Charlotte Independence.

The Keystone Derby has gained a level of notoriety, with a long sponsorship by the Pennsylvania Lottery being augmented this year with one from Wilmington, Delaware based law firm K&L Gates. Last year saw the derby played four times, with the series being 3-1 in favor of the Riverhounds - including a 2-1 loss in Harrisburg that eliminated the Isles from playoff contention.