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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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ohn Hackworth takes the reigns of Louisville City Football Club

Story from Louisville City’s website…  Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club is thrilled to announce John Hackworth has been appointed the club’s second-ever head coach. The 48-year-old coach signed a contract through 2022 and will be made available via phone conference with the media on Thursday afternoon. Before then, Hackworth spoke with and was delighted for the chance to take charge of the growing club: “I am honored and humbled but mostly just excited to join Louisville City FC. It is an opportunity to join one of the most prominent clubs in this country and work with a fantastic…

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New leadership for LouisvilleKY’s soccer club

Story and photos from 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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Louisville City FC, Fifth Third Bank agree to terms on LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown stadium financing

  LOUISVILLE  – Having broken ground on the Butchertown stadium development,Louisville City Football Club can today announce an agreement to terms for the last component of stadium financing, giving City all the pieces it needs to make the stadium venue a reality. Fifth Third Bank will lead the syndication of the $55 million facility, and Middleton Reutlinger will serve as counsel to City. The transaction is expected to close in August, allowing the project to remain on its construction schedule. “Fifth Third Bank is proud to assist as part of the LouCity process for the Butchertown stadium development,” said Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank…

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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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New Soccer Stadium Vision Confirmed with donation

The 5,300-seat stadium, which will be named the Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium, will have a 15,500-square-foot training center with identical locker rooms for the U of L men’s and women’s soccer teams. It is expected to be completed in September 2014 and will be located at Floyd Street and Byrne Avenue.

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Coach Gone Quick as Lightning

Just 60 days or so before its first game, Louisville’s professional indoor soccer team has had to replace its highly-touted new coach. Kyt Selaidopouos, who was introduced in June as the team’s new coach, notified team officials from his home in Montreal, where he operates a soccer-related business, that family issues will prevent him from coming to Louisville this month. Last year, he played in the arena league for Milwaukee. “It would have been great to have Kyt here but he had some personal and family issues come up,” said GM Nick Stover. “It was unexpected. We hope everything’s OK…

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Kudos to U of L Athletic Summer Camps

Both my kids are in U of L Athletic Summer Camps this week.  I am amazed at the professional way these camps are run. The coaches and athletes have a huge amount of responsibility with the campers while they are in their care but honestly the students athletes seem to have as much fun as the campers. The student athletes are increasing their fan base and teaching skills at the same time. Ken Lolla’s Louisville Soccer Academy camp bleeds red of course. Riding the wave of the fabulous Division 1 Soccer season, the first camp session was completely sold out….

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Lightning Looking So Selaidopoulos

The Louisville Lightning, our local professional soccer team, is making some bold moves as it prepares for its third season at the Mockingbird Valley Sports Arena, where the team draws about a thousand fans a game. The Lightning compete in the Professional Arena Soccer League, and the season starts in November, with the opener just 143 days away. At a press conference at Molly Malone’s today, the team introduced its new head coach, Kyt Selaidopoulos. A Canadian, with an accent, Selaidopoulos said all the right things, especially with his emphasis on winning.  The Lightning, whose founder is architect Wayne Estopinal,…