Good form doesn’t necessarily guarantee success in the Open Cup, but it certainly doesn’t hurt that the Hounds look like they’re playing their best football this season. Including the victory in the Revolution match, they have won 3 straight games in all competitions and have been undefeated in 6 straight games.
Pittsburgh’s four goals against the Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday night were the most combined in a single game this season. You might look at Lights FC’s winless record and think, “Well, of course,” but Las Vegas has been pretty solid defensively this season. . USL Championship Golden Boot leader Albert Dikwa scored four goals without being named in the scoring list, a positive sign as the assembled pieces began to work together well in attack.
“We’re starting to play more consistently in midfield so we can give more players chances,” Lilly said on Saturday. “We are more fluid now. [Two-goal scorer Edward] Kiza worked hard all preseason and played a lot of time. For us, this is the problem, this movement and multiple players unbalancing the team. ”