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Paolo DelPiccolo

PAOLO DELPICCOLO

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 5/28/1991

Hometown: Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Height: 6-1

Weight: 169 pounds

Previous Team: Charlotte Independence

2020: The midfielder who once starred for the University of Louisville is back from injury for his fifth season with LouCity.

2019: DelPiccolo, who missed time with an injury, managed to log minutes in 17 games, including his 100th career USL appearance in a 1-1 draw June 23 against the Charlotte Independence. In all, he scored twice, passed with 82.1% accuracy and delivered a 118th-minute header in the Eastern Conference Semifinal that pushed LouCity past the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and on to the club’s fourth straight conference final.

2018: After being named team captain again, DelPiccolo started all but two games, logging the most minutes played on the roster while remaining a leader in the passing game with a team-leading 2,039 attempts. When coach James O’Connor departed for Major League Soccer, DelPiccolo was one of three player-coaches appointed to lead in the interim until John Hackworth arrived to Louisville. DelPiccolo played every minute during the playoffs en route to LouCity’s second straight USL title.

2017: DelPiccolo’s playing time ramped up in his second year on the roster. He started 30 games, along the way ranking third for most minutes on the team (1,347) and led LouCity in total passes (780) to go with three assists. LouCity won its first USL title with DelPiccolo named the championship game's MVP.

2016: Signed on Feb. 2, DelPiccolo split time in the central midfield with teammate Guy Abend, appearing in 25 of LouCity's 30 regular-season games. DelPiccolo scored his first goal with the club on Aug. 10,  equalizing in the second half of a draw with the Harrisburg City Islanders by fielding a shot on the rebound.  Adding to the attack in other ways, DelPiccolo's 5 assists ranked second on the team.

Before Louisville City: A University of Louisville product, DelPiccolo helped lead the Cardinals to the 2010 NCAA College Cup final. His 23 career assists remain the school record. New England Revolution claimed DelPiccolo in the waiver draft, but he didn't appear for the Major League Soccer side. He played for the USL's Arizona United and Charlotte Independence in 2014 and 2015, combining to appear in 47 games and score a pair of goals.

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