USL: Lilley works his magic again with unbeaten Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Bob Lilley is working his magic again. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are unbeaten in six games under the veteran USL coach.

The latest win: 1-0 over Atlanta United 2 on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium. Lilley called it the most complete game of the season from start to finish for the Riverhounds, who are 3-0-3.

Neco Brett scored the game's only goal in the 26th minute on an assist from winger Christiano Francois. Brett is tied for third in the USL with four goals.

Lilley came over from Rochester, which has gone on hiatus. He has coached in the A-League and USL dating back to the Hershey Wildcats, whom he first coached in 1997.

Lilley, Christian Pulisic's godfather, spent six seasons with the Rhinos, winning the USL Cup in 2015. He also coached the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps in the A-League and the indoor Detroit Ignition in the MISL. He won Coach of the Year honors with Hershey, Montreal and Detroit.

Pittsburgh, which did not make the playoffs in 2016 and 2017, is tied for third place in the Eastern Conference, four points behind defending champion Louisville City, which is also unbeaten.

The USL's only other unbeaten team after Week 7 is Sacramento Republic FC.

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