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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’s soccer club to fire up the fans in tonight’s pep rally

Information from LouCity FC’s website… Louisville, KY., – This weekend, LouCity FC begins the quest for a second straight championship as the USL playoffs begin. But first, it’s time to get fired up. A pep rally will be held this evening at Copper and Kings in Butchertown and the public is invited. Copper & Kings will be serving from a cash bar with fellow friends of LouCity, Hometown Pizza, making slices available for purchase. Players and coaches will mingle with the crowd. LouCity PA announcer Lance McGarvey will emcee the event. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple and cheer on the…


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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 LouCity.com 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 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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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…