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LouCity Tops Reigning League One Champ in Preseason Test

April 11, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Louisville City FC News Release


Louisville City FC's offensive found rhythm in the club's final preseason road trip of the season as the boys in purple registered a 4-2 victory Sunday over reigning USL League One champion Greenville Triumph SC.

With the teams meeting to play at University of the Cumberlands in southeastern Kentucky, a brace from Cameron Lancaster, plus goals by Brian Ownby and George Davis IV, made the difference after LouCity faced early deficits of 1-0 and 2-1.

"We want to thank the University of the Cumberlands for hosting us and the Greenville Triumph this afternoon," said LouCity coach John Hackworth. "It was a tough game against a good opponent. I was really pleased with our second half performance. We did a better job of controlling the ball and created some good scoring opportunities."

A back-and-forth first half saw Greenville's Marios Lomis put his club in front with a pair of goals. Lancaster answered the first one, cleaning up a ball sprung loose by the opposing goalkeeper, before Ownby equalized minutes before the break.

Dominant in the second half, LouCity shut out Greenville from there as Lancaster scored his second goal and Davis IV notched another on an assist from Jorge Gonzalez, who recently arrived on loan from Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers.

After a series of games against MLS foes, LouCity has now defeated lower division clubs in consecutive weekends, with Chattanooga FC the club's other recent opponent.

The boys in purple will play in front of their home fans Saturday for the first time this year, hosting the USL Championship's Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Lynn Family Stadium. Visit LouCity.com or call (502) LOU-CITY during regular business hours to secure tickets.

"As we look forward to next Saturday, we are excited about playing in front of our fans in Lynn Family Stadium," Hackworth said.

LouCity is preparing for an April 24 start to its 32-game regular season, which comes on the heels of a 2020 season in which the boys in purple reached a sixth consecutive Eastern Conference Final.

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