mac5155 wrote:What kind of competition do they play? They aren't in the same league as the Columbus Crew are they?
Columbus Crew are in MLS, so not the same league. Riverhounds are in USLPRO, so they would be below MLS. In baseball terms I'd put it at AA or AAA. There also is another league called the NASL that is arguably better than USLPRO but it is pretty close and MLS teams do have reserve teams.
Not sure if you're a big follower of EPL, but there is a tournament similar to FA Cup that takes place in the US called the US Open Cup. So there is a good chance they'll play in a meaningful game or two against a MLS team. Theoretically, if the Hounds won the Open Cup they'd be automatically qualified to make the CONCAF Champions League and if they somehow won that they'd qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup and play the winner of the UEFA Champions League. So they could actually play against Manchester United or Barcelona etc. But you'd have a better chance at winning the Powerball five times than that ever happening. It's nice to think about though.