LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC will look to make some more noise in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday as head coach James O’Connor and his players travel to Indianapolis to take on the NASL-side Indy Eleven in a third round matchup. Here are a few things for LouCity supporters to watch for on Wednesday night.
Three Things to Watch
- Repeat of 2015? LouCity came away with a 2-0 victory over Indy last season in a thriller that saw the USL side score two goals in the second period of extra time. O’Connor’s side looked to be the better team last season, and controlled the game for most of the time. Another 2-0 win would surely satisfy LouCity supporters, and would improve Louisville City’s all-time record against Indy Eleven to an undefeated 4-0-0 (including friendlies).
- Who plays? In LouCity’s first 2016 Open Cup matchup against Detroit City FC, O’Connor selected many of his usual starters to play against the NPSL side. Through his selection, O’Connor made it clear that he is serious about the Open Cup and does not take it lightly. It will be interesting to see who plays for LouCity on Wednesday night in such a massive affair — especially since the U.S. Soccer sanctioned tournament only allows five international players per roster.
- On the road again: Playing on the road has not yet been a problem for O’Connor’s squad so far this season, as the team is undefeated away from home. LouCity’s dedicated travelling fans should help support the players and keep them undefeated in their golden-laced kits.
Louisville City will head back on the road to face Indy Eleven on June 1 (7:30 p.m. | TICKETS) in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fixture. A return to USL play will see LouCity visit Orlando City B on June 5 before returning to Slugger Field on June 11 to host Wilmington Hammerheads (7:30 p.m. | TICKETS).
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