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Riverhounds’ Adewole targets win against Atlanta

Riverhounds’ Adewole targets win against Atlanta

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’Tana Aiyejina

The USL continues on Sunday with matches across the United States and fifth-placed Pittsburgh Riverhounds, featuring Nigeria’s rising star Tobi Adewole, will host 11th-placed Atlanta United in a match that holds a lot for both teams.

Speaking ahead of the match, Adewole, 22, who scored the lone goal that earned his side victory over Cincinnati penultimate weekend is eyeing yet another victory.

“We want to get a win at home and keep a shot out; my personal targets include winning every tackle and header, keep a shot out and try to get on the score sheet,” he stated.

“The league is progressing and soccer in the United States seems to be getting more and more competitive, which is always a good thing. I’m just taking it one day at a time, we’ve been at the top of our game defensively taking pride in keeping goals out of the back of our net.

“Now we are adding goals offensively, so you can see we are improving with each performance.”

Pittsburgh Riverhounds have never lost a match this term. They have played five matches, won two, drawn three, scoring seven goals against two conceded.

Their opponents today, Atlanta United, have won one, drawn three and lost one with six points in the process.

Adewole is one of the players that have played every minute since the beginning of the six-week-old season and has put up sterling performances that have given him hope of a place in Nigeria’s Olympic team.

“I just hope and pray that I play for my fatherland,” he said, adding, “I have always felt more connected to the Nigerian national team, keeping up with most of their games and successes.”

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