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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…


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Louisville Ky’s soccer season is officially underway

Story and Pictures from louisvillecityfc.com By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC opened its 2016 home schedule on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field in front of 7,522 fans. The match — played under a high-wind advisory — saw the visiting New York Red Bulls II escape with a 2-0 victory via Junior Flemmings (29th minute) and Brandon Allen (79) strikes. “We’ve got the best fans in the league,” O’Connor said. “To have 7,500 was a testament to them. They kept cheering away and kept trying to encourage us. We thank them for that and we will be better. “We have…


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Louisville Ky soccer fans invited to pre-game party for every home game

From www.louisvillecityfc.com   LOUISVILLE — April 2’s home opener at Louisville Slugger Field will kick off early with the all-new el Jimador Pitch Party. The one-of-a-kind tour de force for fans will launch before every home game in 2016. NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Tickets to the Home Opener Through partnerships with the Louisville Food Truck Association and LouCity’s various corporate partners, the el Jimador Pitch Party will be ground zero for fans to begin their LouCity match day. On the corner of East Witherspoon St. and North Preston St. on the west side of Slugger Field, the el Jimador Pitch Party will host the fan-fueled festival with entertainment…


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Louisville Ky Soccer launches preseason with a win

From Louisville City FC’s website: louisvillecityfc.com/recap-loucity-4-siue-0/ By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC kicked off its preseason schedule with an impressive 4-0 win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville behind closed doors on Saturday at the Louisville City Training Ground. GALLERY: See Saturday’s Action The Cougars, reigning champions in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference, traveled four hours to visit Louisville City at its training ground for the two teams’ second-ever meeting. SIUE defeated LouCity, 1-0, in Indiana last April. Coach James O’Connor said that while there are always things to work on, he was pleased with his team’s overall…


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Louisville City FC announces preseason schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky— Coming off their historic inaugural season, Louisville City FC  has announced it’s 2016 preseason fixtures, which will feature local colleges and a NASL opponent. LouCity will face Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before visiting University of Louisville and University of Kentucky. Louisville City will face Indy Eleven at a neutral site in a rematch of last year’s third round U.S. Open Cup fixture. After wrapping-up a two week training session at the world-class IMG Academy, Louisville City will return to prepare for a Mario Sanchez-led SIUE. LouCity will host SIUE at the Louisville City FC Training Ground on March 5. The…


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Louisville KY is getting closer to having its own soccer stadium

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The City of Louisville and Mayor Greg Fischer took a major step toward achieving Louisville City FC’s highest ambitions in American soccer on Wednesday, announcing a study on the feasibility of constructing a new soccer-specific stadium. The $75,000 study is being conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International – a leading advisory and planning firm based in Minneapolis, Minn. – will provide insight into the physical, operational and financial characteristics for building a new stadium in Louisville. With Major League Soccer expected to expand to as many as 28 teams, a move toward a soccer-specific stadium in…


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Louisville Ky soccer fans learn the first six returning players to Louisville City FC

  From LouisvillecityFC.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One of the USL’s stingiest defenses will return six stalwarts for the 2016 campaign, Louisville City FC announced on Monday. Coach James O’Connor’s team finished 14-8-6 in its historic inaugural season, allowing just 35 goals en route to the Eastern Conference final. The Club exercised team options on goalkeepers Scott Goodwin and Greg Ranjitsingh, full backs Sean Reynolds and Enrique Montano, and central defenders Tarek Morad and Conor Shanosky. The six returning defensive players combined for 9,465 minutes of action for Louisville City in 2015. “Each one of these returning players are important components in…


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Louisville City wraps up final game, now looking to next year

From louisvillecityfc.com Rochester, NY (October 10, 2015) — A physical match between the leagues top two teams totaled five yellow cards and a red card when Steevan Dos Santos head butted Aodhan Quinn in the 82nd minute. However the game also totaled just one goal. A Rochester goal off a set piece midway through the first half was all the Rhinos needed to win and end an incredible year one for Louisville City FC. Rochester challenged Louisville’s backline several times through the first 25 minutes. It took a Matt Fondy clearance off the line to keep the game scoreless in the…


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Fischer Pushing for Soccer, Wants Stadium Site for Louisville City FC

It looks like packing the house at Slugger Field repeatedly has gotten the attention of city officials, and now Greg Fischer is looking at sites for a new soccer stadium that would also serve as a spot to attract tournaments for all ages. And Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, this week’s Rusty Satellite Show guest, has a new assignment at Louisville Forward. Here’s the news from the Mayor’s office.  LOUISVILLE (September 30, 2015) – Mayor Greg Fischer has asked the staff of Louisville Forward to begin working on plans to enhance the city’s current professional league soccer franchise while also exploring the potential…