While the people of Louisville celebrated a professional soccer championship on Louisville Slugger Field, the ESPNU broadcasters blamed the field for taking down Louisville City FC’s opponent.
In just its third year of existence, Louisville City FC won the USL Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Swope Park Rangers, thanks to Cameron Lancaster’s header in the 89th minute.
88′ gol na wagę pierwszego mistrzostwa w historii klubu. Cameron Lancaster zapewnił puchar Louisville City FC. 🏆
— Katarzyna Przepiórka (@pustulkaa) November 14, 2017
When the final horn sounded, fans rushed the field and the ESPNU broadcast cut to a break. Then Mike Watts and Kate Markgarf made a rookie mistake. One viewer captured everything that was said into the hot mics for more than three minutes. Instead of giving Lou City credit, Markgarf thought Swope Park got screwed because they had to play on the road.
“So I really can’t say the field was shit and that’s why the game was crap?”
No, you can’t, but you still did.
I was proud to watch that crap game because it was one of the coolest sporting moments I’ve ever seen in my city. I’m not a big futbol guy, but following this team has been an absolute joy. I don’t always get to enjoy sports with my friends because the UK/UofL rivalry gets in the way. Last night we got to celebrate like a bunch of maniacs together when that unexpected goal hit the back of the net in the game’s final minutes.
There are a ton of curmudgeons who like to say that Louisville can only be a college sports town. They point to the demise of the Kentucky Colonels, Riverfrogs, Panthers, IceHawks and Louisville Fire as proof. Last night a Louisville Slugger Field record crowd of 14,456 begged to differ.
What a night. Thanks, Lou City.