By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Louisville City FC completed its 2016 preseason against North American Soccer League side Indy Eleven at the University of Indianapolis’s Key Stadium on Saturday. Andrew Lubahn’s 71st minute header was the difference, seeing LouCity defeat Indy 11, 1-0, for the third time in two years.
For the vast majority of the match, a stalemate seemed likely. However, Lubahn — a Wake Forest alumnus — headed home a cross from first-year professional Jonghyun Son. Lubahn’s goal gives him two for the preseason, after scoring against the University of Kentucky on Wednesday.
LouCity goalkeeper Scott Goodwin had a few game-clinching saves, keeping Indy scoreless throughout the game.
With the victory, Louisville City finished its preseason with an undefeated 4-0-0 with nine goals scored.
Entering 2016, Louisville City FC has returned 13 players from the 2015 roster — including reigning USL Goal of the Season winner Aodhan Quinn and former English Premier League striker Cameron Lancaster. New additions include MLS Cup-winning forward Chandler Hoffman, University of Louisville alumnus Paolo DelPiccolo and University of Kentucky alumnus Davis.
Louisville City FC begins regular season play on March 26 at Charlotte Independence. LouCity then returns to Louisville Slugger Field on April 2 to host New York Red Bulls II in the home opener, with a special 3 p.m. kickoff.
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Louisville City FC Match Report
Match: Indy Eleven vs. Louisville City FC
Date: March 19, 2016
Venue: Key Stadium
Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. EST
Weather: 46 degrees; cloudy
Goal Scoring Rundown
LOU: Andrew Lubahn, 69th minute: A Jonghyun Son cross from the left side was headed into goal by Lubahn into the right side of the net.
Key Defensive Stops and Saves
LOU Scott Goodwin, 25th minute: Goodwin made a diving save after an Indy 11 player headed a cross toward the bottom left side of the goal.
LOU Scott Goodwin, 72nd minute: Goodwin came off his line to deny an Indy 11 striker after a crafty through ball made its way through the LouCity defense.
LOU Scott Goodwin, 85th minute: The LouCity keeper made another important save after an Indy 11 player headed a cross on goal.