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Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC is thrilled to announce the arrival of forward Jonathan Lewis on loan from New York City FC. Lewis joins the club on a loan deal expiring at the end of the 2018 season, with the agreement completed prior to the USL Roster Freeze on Friday, September 14.
The versatile 21-year-old forward can be deployed in both central and wide positions, known for his creativity and flair in attacking positions.
On the loan signing, Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth expressed his excitement at having Lewis available for City’s final stretch:
“Jonathan is an incredibly talented and still developing player. He’s got great pace and his ability to get past defenders and create opportunities for his teammates is a quality we’re looking forward to adding to our group.”
“I had scouted him as a youth player in Plantation and then saw him when he with Akron. He has experience at a high level and is a tremendous talent.”
Born in Plantation, Florida, Lewis came through the Chicago Fire Academy, Kendall SC, Plantation FC, and in England with RIASA Academy. Lewis penned his first professional contract in 2015, signing with Bradford City before being loaned out to Farsley Celtic.
Lewis returned to the United States in late 2015 and enrolled at the University of Akron, where he became the 2016 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year with the Zips.
In January 2017, Lewis was drafted by NYCFC and made his professional debut for the club on March 18, 2017, coming on in the 79th-minute to replace attacker Jack Harrison in a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact. In total, Lewis has made 25 appearances with four starts, tallying three goals and four assists in that span.
Lewis will wear No.39 for Louisville City FC.
Name: Jonathan Lewis
Birthplace: Plantation, FL
Weight: 155 lbs
About Louisville City FC Louisville City FC is the defending champion of the United Soccer League (USL), a professional league based in the United States and Canada. Since its inaugural season in 2014, LouCity has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and Commonwealth of Kentucky as the lone professional soccer team in the state. Ground was broken this summer in Butchertown near downtown Louisville for a $65-million soccer-specific stadium, which will be complete in 2020 with a seating capacity of 11,300. Get the latest news on LouCity at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.