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Momentum pushes Louisville City FC to capacity crowd in win over FC Cincinnati



For the second time in 2017 Louisville City FC hosted a record crowd against rival FC Cincinnati at Louisville Slugger Field, this time with a far more favorable result.

LouCity topped FC Cincinnati 5-0 in front of the club’s first ever sell-out crowd of 13,812 fans Saturday night – less than a month after setting the club’s attendance record with 11,632 spectators in a 3-2 loss on July 15.

Posting record crowds in back-to-back home games is a product of the momentum surrounding LouCity after the club announced plans to build their own stadium in April.  Since then, the fan base has continued to swell thanks to the timing of the season.

The United Soccer League plays a majority of their season between college basketball and football seasons, leaving LouCity the option to fill the void for sports fans in Louisville.

LouCity is also able bridge the gap between UofL and Kentucky fans, uniting them to cheer for a professional team in a state that is lacking one.

Last night was a prime example of how far this team’s fan base has come. LouCity fans created an electric environment to help boost the club to their first win over FC Cincinnati this season and it didn’t go without notice.

“I didn’t think it would be almost 14,000, so I think it was really important that they saw a good game,” midfielder Niall McCabe said following Saturday’s game. “Hopefully now they keep coming back – now until the end of the season –just keep coming back and enjoying what we have to put out there.”

Fans can purchase discounted single-game tickets using promo code “KSR” here and join the ever-growing support for the stadium project here.

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR

9 Comments for Momentum pushes Louisville City FC to capacity crowd in win over FC Cincinnati

  1. terwilliger
    9:56 pm August 13, 2017 Permalink

    KSR, by posting your own political views and then disabling comments, you are treading on very thin ice. Please don’t alienate a good percentage of the readers/listeners that have made you successful.

    This is in response to the Jonathan Miller article.

    • Razor Ramon
      10:29 pm August 13, 2017 Permalink

      whats wrong with the article by Mr. Miller? Personally I thought it was a well thought out and well written piece.

    • Razor, it’s not the post, it’s the gutless move of keeping comments disabled.

    • I am conservative and Matt can post about the weather if he wants…it’s his site…but this is gutless.

    • Razor Ramon
      9:53 am August 14, 2017 Permalink

      i think they do it because the right wing crazies come out of the woodwork and muck up the comments section, because they cant have civil conversation when its something posted by a liberal/democrat. Its saves the staff at KSR alot of time without having to constantly moderate.

  2. Sentient Third Eye
    12:01 pm August 14, 2017 Permalink

    I’m against removing Confederate monuments because it combines Taliban “destroy all diverse views” tactics with a willful embrace of historical ignorance. That said, Mr. Miller did a nice enough job ob stating the other side of the issue.

    Locking comments was silly, though. That’s probably not on Miller,since it’s not his site but it is assuredly on Matt, where the buck stops.

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    12:02 pm August 14, 2017 Permalink

    BTW, I’m not a soccer person, so what’s all this “FC” stuff in the team names about?

    • BiggestCatsFanInOhio
      12:17 pm August 14, 2017 Permalink

      “Football Club” – It’s an attempt to mimick the European and South American teams to sound less minor-league-ish and more professional. Those foreign teams that were created decades ago were usually the result of neighborhood athletic clubs/gyms and the name of the organization became the name of the team.

  4. BiggestCatsFanInOhio
    12:22 pm August 14, 2017 Permalink

    I was really looking forward to attending this match, as fellow Cincy fans who made previous trips raved about their experinces. After the way the team and security treated the away supporter’s section the entire night, I will not be returning. Watching armed Police officers escort an entire row of people including small children and grandparents out of the stadium was just icing on the cake. If LCFC wants items banned from the stands, they should post it publicly before the match and not during halftime.