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Building playoff momentum nothing new for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story from Louisville City FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – Just one week removed from a 1-0 win over Indy Eleven, Louisville City FC began their playoff run by facing the same opposition in similar circumstances but with a much different outcome. A brace from midfielder Niall McCabe and additional goals by forwards Ilija Ilic and Cameron Lancaster saw City down the “Boys in Blue” by a 4-1 scoreline to kick off their title defense. The biggest difference? Execution, said coach John Hackworth. “We tried to change some things up, but what we felt like we could do all week long…


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LouisvilleKY’s soccer club dominates Indy in first round of playoffs

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a commanding 4-1 win over Indy Eleven in the fourth meeting between the two sides this season. What Happened? In their first-ever postseason matchup, Louisville City hosted rival Indy Eleven in the first round of the USL Cup playoffs a week after City defeated the visitors 1-0 at Slugger Field. With strong winds in the area, both sides battled for possession through the first 25 minutes of play in search for the night’s opening goal. It was Louisville City…


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LouisvilleKY soccer nabs road win

Louisville City FC snatched three points on Wednesday by knocking off hosts Penn FC, 0-3, in the team’s sixth straight unbeaten streak on the road. Story and photos from Louisville City FC’s website… LouisvilleKY., – The opening 15 minutes saw neither side create an opportunity as they struggled to settle in possession. However, with City settling first, the visitors began to impose themselves on Penn FC as the half wore on. Like was the case in Pittsburgh, a set-piece was what gave LouCity the lead after 25 minutes. Defender Shaun Francis hung an excellent cross to the back post for captain…


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Jonathan Lewis joins LouisvilleKY’s soccer club, on loan

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website…   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:…


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New leadership for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story and photos from louisvillecityfc.com Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club has named Brad Estes as its new president. “Brad is someone who we have believed in and have backed since his joining us last year,” said Mike Mountjoy, co-chairman of Louisville City FC. “His commitment to this club and desire to see us continue our growth means this is a move that makes sense for us.” The Kentucky native will take up his new role effective immediately and will continue to lead the LouCity front office alongside Patrick Stewart, who will also take up a new role as chief revenue…


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LouisvilleKY earns first league win since May

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website…. Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2-1, thanks to goals from Kyle Smith and Cameron Lancaster en route to City’s first three points in the league since the end of May. A resilient City defense kept Tampa at bay for 71 minutes as goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh made four saves on the evening.   What Happened?The opening 15 minutes of the match saw the Rowdies test City’s backline a number of times but the hosts ultimately failed to penetrate and find the scoresheet. As City looked to break…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer, Louisville City FC invites public to pep rally ahead of league championship game

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville City FC are inviting the public to rally at 4 p.m. Friday at Fourth Street Live! to gear up the players, coaches and fans for the USL Cup championship game. Louisville City FC plays for the USL championship against the Swope Park Rangers at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Slugger Field. Louisville City reached its first USL championship game after defeating defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II on Saturday in front of more than 10,000 fans. “Just like our city itself, Louisville City FC has built impressive momentum over the…


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LouisvilleKy’s soccer team to get new Butchertown stadium

Story and photos from www.louisvillecityfc.com Louisville, Ky., – Three years ago, feeling Louisville needed professional sports to attract and retain talented young people in our community, 41 local residents launched a soccer club around which our town could rally. Aptly named Louisville City FC, the team has quickly built a reputation for winning and drawing some of the United Soccer League’s largest crowds. A study conducted last year by the City of Louisville determined a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow the game here. Now, after months of work with various property owners, Louisville City FC is a step…


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Get ready for LouisvilleKY soccer

LouCity’s 2017 schedule released Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC is fewer than two months away from kicking off its 2017 regular season, which will consist of 32 games announced Tuesday by the United Soccer League — 16 dates at Louisville Slugger Field and 16 more on the road. After opening March 25 against Saint Louis FC, the rest of LouCity’s home slate is highlighted by a pair of visits from rival FC Cincinnati on July 15 and Aug. 12. The defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II come to Louisville on July 29, and an extended regular season…


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Study confirms soccer-specific stadium needed for continued soccer growth in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – A study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last week by Louisville Forward confirms that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville. “While Louisville Slugger Field has been a good first home for professional soccer, we must remain competitive, and sharing fields is not sustainable,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.” The Mayor added that, “Having vibrant arts, sports, entertainment and…