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Louisville City FC’s Thursday Morning Wakeup


I attended Louisville City FC’s final home game of the regular season last night, and though it’s hard to cheer for anything Louisville, I had a blast watching the United Soccer League action. The fan base is absolutely nuts — shout-out to the Coopers — and the product on the field was better than I expected. Really a great time all the way around; from the opening march around the stadium to the goal in the final minute right in front of me:

I did have to put up with a little taunting from UofL fans, but there were plenty of Wildcats in the crowd, too. The neutral purple color helps keep both sides of that rivalry together.


Lou City will likely host a playoff game in a couple of weeks and I will 100 percent be there for that. I encourage anyone else in the area to check it out as well — soccer fan or not. It’s a really good time with really good nachos in a rabid atmosphere. Can’t wait to get back there with my new t-shirt and scarf.




College football returns tonight!

Kentucky’s second opponent, South Carolina, will lead off the college football season in a rivalry game with North Carolina at 6:00 pm. Then over on the SEC Network ’round 8:00, Vanderbilt hosts Western Kentucky in a game that favors the Hilltoppers by 2.5 points. Plus the debut of Harbaugh at Michigan, and No. 2 TCU in action, and lots more!


We will learn Ryan Flannigan’s status today.

The training staff will evaluate Flannigan’s shoulder at 1 pm today and then a decision will be made regarding his playing status for Saturday. Kentucky desperately needs him to be available in the already thin and inexperienced group of linebackers. However, if he needs more time to heal, this is the game to sit out. Shoulder injuries are horrible and will likely get worse throughout the season, especially for a position that relies on that shoulder so much.

The Sporting News will release the final two pieces of its five-part series on John Calipari.

Mike DeCourcy over at The Sporting News spent two months on his five-part series on John Calipari. The first three parts were released over the past two days, and this morning we will get the fourth, followed by the fifth and final one this afternoon.

Here’s what you’ve missed if you need to catch up:

John Calipari: The Success
John Calipari: The Salesman
John Calipari: The Target

I’m not sure I’ve spent two weeks on anything, let alone two months. Good for him.

Buy tickets to Saturday’s game dammit.

Go here and use the promo code ALLIN to receive a discount on individual tickets for Saturday’s game. There aren’t many left so hurry up if it’s something you know you want to do. Looks like we’re getting pretty close to a sellout. Anything short of a sellout would’ve been absolutely pitiful.

John Wall has a birthday party coming up.

Here’s his cake:

Wall’s birthday isn’t till Sunday so that may get a little stale before he blows out the candles.

Marques Bolden arrived in Lexington last night.

He dropped a pin on Twitter to let us know he made it to Kentucky.

Today he’ll get the whole VIP experience of the official visit to the University of Kentucky.

Listen to the KSR UK Football podcast.

In case you missed it yesterday, you can get the second podcast from the KSR football crew here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for Louisville City FC’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. Hamburgers
    9:54 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t wait for the “soccer is boring and horrible” crowd to flood the comments.

    • Truth
      12:38 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      Soccer is as exciting to watch as golf. And archery.

    • Truth
      12:46 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      Soccer are for gays. Gays are go to hell.

  2. Tacoes
    9:59 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    Nice to see futbol get some love on the KSR pages.
    The curmudgeons can say whatever they want,
    soccer is here to stay, and it’s a beautiful game.

    GO SOUNDERS!!! : D

  3. Nerds
    9:59 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    This is coming from a UK alum, but when you’re trying to compare cities, there isn’t a comparison. Lexington is large college town, while Louisville is a city. Also, soccer is a great sport. If you’re a fan of a pitcher’s duel or two stud defenses meeting in football, how can you not be a fan of soccer. If you equate low-scoring to no action, you’re missing the point.

    • Hamburgers
      10:09 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly! The scoring part is great, but 90% of the fun is in the buildup and the tension. Once it finally breaks, for good or for bad its a flush of relief or excitement. It really can’t be beat in my book.

    • Chicken
      11:54 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville invented soccer. And action.

    • Hmmm...
      12:17 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      I’m failing to find the section in Drew’s post where he tried to compare the two cities….. ??

      I’ll keep looking……

    • Truth
      12:39 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t equate it to no action, I just equate it to a total snooze-fest.

    • Nerds
      4:01 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      @Hmmm If your reading comprehension skills were above average, you would know the city of Louisville is under constant scrutiny on KSR for being trash. Also, his original statement of, “…and though it’s hard to cheer for anything Louisville…” infers that “anything Louisville” can even mean the city itself. Your glib comment is simply a result of your inability to see anything deeper than face value.

  4. Dockers all day
    10:04 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    Minnesota. Not Michigan. Come on Drew, dont get my khaki’s in a wad

    • UKinGA
      10:08 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

      Drew was saying Harbaugh has his debut at Michigan tonight (against Utah), as well as TCU being in action….

  5. Joe
    10:05 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    Bolden went to dinner at Palmers last night with Kenny Payne.

  6. Dockers all day
    10:07 am September 3, 2015 Permalink

    My khaki’s were already wrinkled it appears. read it right the second time

  7. Michael Burks
    1:24 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

    As a Louisville Cooper, awesome you had a good time.

    As a Kentucky fan, why the hate toward the city of Louisville? I am proud to be from Louisville. Louisville City FC not only represents our city, the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    • Hmmm...
      1:34 pm September 3, 2015 Permalink

      I’m failing to find the comment where anyone hated on Louisville….. ??

      I’ll keep looking……