2019 Louisville City FC season

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Louisville City
2019 season
OwnerJohn Neace
ManagerJohn Hackworth
StadiumLouisville Slugger Field
USLEastern Conf.: TBD
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
USL PlayoffsTBD
Top goalscorerLeague: Magnus Rasmussen (9 goals)
All: Magnus Rasmussen (9 goals)
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 9,892
(July 6 vs. Nashville SC)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 6,811
(April 6 vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds)
All: 1,403
(May 29 vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USOC))
Average home league attendance9,324
Biggest win5–1
(August 11 vs. Atlanta United 2)
Biggest defeat1–4
(March 9 vs. North Carolina FC)
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The 2019 Louisville City FC season is the club's fifth season in Louisville, Kentucky playing in the United Soccer League Championship, which as of 2019 is the second-tier league in the United States soccer league system.

Louisville City is playing its final season at Louisville Slugger Field, a baseball park in downtown Louisville. It is currently building a new stadium in the nearby Butchertown neighborhood and plans to open it for the 2020 season.

Current squad[edit]

As of June 29, 2019[1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski  United States
2 Defender Taylor Peay  United States
3 Defender Alexis Souahy  France
4 Defender Sean Totsch  United States
5 Defender Paco Craig  England
7 Midfielder Magnus Rasmussen  Denmark
9 Forward Luke Spencer  Germany
10 Midfielder Brian Ownby  United States
11 Midfielder Niall McCabe  Ireland
12 Forward Sunny Jane  Lesotho
13 Goalkeeper Chris Hubbard  United States
14 Forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam  Senegal
15 Defender Pat McMahon  United States
16 Midfielder Geoffrey Dee  United States
19 Midfielder Oscar Jimenez  United States
21 Defender Shaun Francis  Jamaica
22 Midfielder George Davis IV  United States
23 Forward Richard Ballard  United States
27 Midfielder Napo Matsoso  Lesotho
29 Forward Antoine Hoppenot  France
30 Goalkeeper Casey Clark  United States
36 Midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo  United States
39 Goalkeeper Ben Lundt (on loan from FC Cincinnati)  Germany
61 Midfielder Elijah Wynder ([A])  United States
80 Midfielder Devon Williams  Jamaica
  1. ^ USL Academy Contract

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
2 DF United States Taylor Peay United States Real Monarchs Free Transfer December 11, 2018 [2]
12 FW Lesotho Sunny Jane Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown FC Free Transfer December 19, 2018 [3]
14 FW Senegal Abdou Mbacke Thiam United States University of Connecticut Free Transfer January 15, 2019 [4]
77 FW Zimbabwe Lucky Mkosana United States Penn FC Free Transfer December 19, 2018 [5]
16 MF United States Geoffrey Dee United States University of Louisville Free Transfer March 6, 2019 [6]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
14 FW Serbia Ilija Ilić United States Indy Eleven Free Transfer December 3, 2018 [7]
1 GK Trinidad and Tobago Greg Ranjitsingh United States Orlando City SC Undisclosed Fee December 19, 2018 [8]
24 DF United States Kyle Smith United States Orlando City SC Undisclosed Fee December 19, 2018 [8]
9 FW England Cameron Lancaster United States Nashville SC Free Transfer December 20, 2018 [9]
17 MF United States Jose Carranza Unattached March 23, 2019 [10]

Loans in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Fee/Notes Start Date End Date Source
39 GK United States Ben Lundt United States FC Cincinnati Undisclosed Fee February 7, 2019 November 18, 2019 [11]

Competitions[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

All times in Eastern time.

USL Championship[edit]

Eastern Conference Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 24 12 8 4 44 28 +16 44 Conference Quarterfinals
6 Indy Eleven 21 13 4 4 32 16 +16 43
7 Louisville City FC 24 11 6 7 36 29 +7 39 Play-In Round
8 Ottawa Fury FC 22 9 9 4 35 23 +12 36
9 Charleston Battery 22 7 9 6 30 33 −3 30
Updated to match(es) played on August 23, 2019. Source: USL Championship Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 11 6 7 36 29  +7 39 7 2 3 21 12  +9 4 4 4 15 17  −2

Last updated: August 12, 2019.
Source: Match reports

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ResultLWWLLDWWLWDDWWLDDWDLLWWW
Updated to match(es) played on August 11, 2019. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss


On December 19, 2018, the USL announced their 2019 season schedule.[12]
All times in regular season on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)

Results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

As a member of the USL Championship, Louisville City entered the tournament in the Second Round, with their Cup opener played on May 15, 2019.[14]

Player statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Correct as of August 13, 2019

Place Position Number Name USL U.S. Open Cup USL Cup Total
1 MF 7 Denmark Magnus Rasmussen 9 0 0 9
3 FW 77 Zimbabwe Lucky Mkosana 4 1 0 5
2 FW 9 United States Luke Spencer 7 0 0 7
4 FW 14 Senegal Abdou Mbacke Thiam 2 1 0 3
6 FW 12 Lesotho Sunny Jane 1 1 0 2
4 MF 22 United States George Davis IV 2 1 0 3
6 DF 4 United States Sean Totsch 1 1 0 2
6 MF 11 Republic of Ireland Niall McCabe 2 0 0 2
9 MF 36 United States Paolo DelPiccolo 1 0 0 1
9 DF 5 England Paco Craig 1 0 0 1
9 FW 29 France Antoine Hoppenot 1 0 0 1
9 FW 10 United States Brian Ownby 1 0 0 1
9 DF 15 United States Pat McMahon 1 0 0 1
Total 33 5 0 38

Assist leaders[edit]

Correct as of August 13, 2019

Place Position Number Name USL U.S. Open Cup USL Cup Total
1 MF 19 United States Oscar Jimenez 3 0 0 3
1 MF 11 Republic of Ireland Niall McCabe 2 1 0 3
3 MF 10 United States Brian Ownby 2 0 0 2
3 MF 7 Denmark Magnus Rasmussen 2 1 0 2
6 DF 4 United States Sean Totsch 1 0 0 1
3 FW 14 Senegal Abdou Mbacke Thiam 2 0 0 2
6 MF 21 Jamaica Shaun Francis 1 0 0 1
6 MF 22 United States George Davis IV 2 0 0 1
6 DF 2 United States Taylor Peay 1 0 0 1
6 DF 3 France Alexis Souahy 1 0 0 1
6 FW 9 United States Luke Spencer 1 0 0 1
Total 18 2 0 20

Clean sheets[edit]

Correct as of August 13, 2019

Place Position Number Name USL U.S. Open Cup USL Cup Total
1 GK 39 Germany Ben Lundt 4 0 0 4
2 GK 13 United States Chris Hubbard 1 2 0 3
Total 5 2 0 7

Disciplinary[edit]

Correct as of August 13, 2019

No. Pos. Name USL U.S. Open Cup USL Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
5 DF England Paco Craig 8 2 0 0 0 0 8 2
11 MF Republic of Ireland Niall McCabe 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 MF United States Brian Ownby 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
27 MF Lesotho Napo Matsoso 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
14 FW Senegal Abdou Mbacke Thiam 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF United States Oscar Jimenez 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
77 FW Zimbabwe Lucky Mkosana 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
29 FW United States Antoine Hoppenot 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
80 MF Jamaica Devon Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF Denmark Magnus Rasmussen 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
21 MF Jamaica Shaun Francis 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
9 FW United States Luke Spencer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF United States Taylor Peay 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 DF United States Pat McMahon 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 FW Lesotho Sunny Jane 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF United States Sean Totsch 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
36 MF United States Paolo DelPiccolo 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF France Alexis Souahy 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 40 5 3 0 0 0 43 5

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Louisville City FC Inks Defender Taylor Peay". www.louisvillecityfc.com. Louisville, KY: LCFC. December 10, 2018. Archived from the original on March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Louisville City FC Adds Forward Sunny Jane". www.louisvillecityfc.com. Louisville, KY: LCFC. December 19, 2018. Archived from the original on March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "LouCity Injects Strength to Forward Line with Signing of Abdou Mbacke Thiam". www.louisvillecityfc.com. Louisville, KY: LCFC. January 15, 2019. Archived from the original on March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Lewis, Michael (December 19, 2018). "GETTING LUCKY: Louisville City FC signs ex-Cosmos Mkosana". www.frontrowsoccer.com. New York, NY: Front Row Soccer. Archived from the original on March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Louisville City Signs Geoffrey Dee". www.louisvillecityfc.com. Louisville, KY: LCFC. 2019-03-06. Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  7. ^ Brennan, Patrick (December 5, 2018). "Indy Eleven swoops for trio of former FC Cincinnati players including Kenney Walker, Paddy Barrett". www.cincinnati.com. Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Bogert, Tom (December 19, 2018). "Orlando City SC sign Louisville City duo Greg Ranjitsingh and Kyle Smith". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS. Archived from the original on March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Nashville MLS Signs Record Goal Scorer Cameron Lancaster". www.nashvillesc.com. Nashville, TN: NSC. December 20, 2018. Archived from the original on March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Aoteoroan, Pat (March 23, 2019). "City Overcome Harrowing Hartford Hardship: Gratefully Grind it out over the Nutmeggers". louisvillecoopers.com. Louisville, KY: Louisville Coopers. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved April 28, 2019. It was announced by the club ahead of the game that 20-year-old depth midfielder Jose Carranza has departed Louisville City FC
  11. ^ Brennan, Patrick (February 7, 2019). "FC Cincinnati loans Ben Lundt to rival Louisville City FC, and why that's interesting". www.cincinnati.com. Bradenton, FL: FC Cincinnati loans Ben Lundt to rival Louisville City FC, and why that's interesting. Archived from the original on February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "2019 USL Championship Schedule Unveiled". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Louisville City's Match Has Been Rescheduled For Sunday". Lousiville City FC. March 30, 2019. Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format and Schedule Finalized". Retrieved February 15, 2019.