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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,…