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Louisville City announces final two preseason matches

By LouCity, 02/07/20, 2:58PM EST

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FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2020 – Louisville City Football Club announced the final two preseason matches of 2020 Friday, confirming a friendly with Forward Madison of USL League One and a matchup with the University of Kentucky.

After making the USL Championship Final for the third-straight season in 2019, Louisville City coach John Hackworth put together a challenging preseason schedule which consists of training games in Florida vs. D.C. United and Nashville SC, a trio of games in Utah and two more preseason matches once the team returns to Kentucky.

LouCity opened its preseason with yesterday’s test vs. D.C. United. On Sunday, the Boys in Purple will take the field vs. Nashville SC at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. After returning home to Louisville on Feb. 10, Louisville City will travel to Utah on Feb. 14 in preparation for the 2020 Wasatch Cup.

In the Wasatch Cup, Louisville City will face the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. EST, Union Omaha from USL League One on Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. EST, and the Real Monarchs on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. EST.

 “The training center for Real Salt Lake and the Monarchs is fantastic, but the most important aspect of our Utah trip will be playing USL opponents in meaningful matches,” Hackworth said. “It’s still preseason, but anytime you can play in a competition with a trophy and title on the line, it adds another level of importance to the competition”

Louisville City will return to Kentucky to host USL League One’s Forward Madison at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Louisville City Training Grounds at Thurman-Hutchins Park. The Feb. 29 match vs. Kentucky will kick off at 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky’s Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.

Louisville City’s first U.S. Open Cup game will be April 7 at 7 p.m. at Lynn Family Stadium. Louisville City will host the winner of Nashville United and Cleveland SC (NPSL). LouCity will open its USL Championship slate on Saturday, April 11 vs. Birmingham Legion.

UPCOMING PRESEASON SCHEDULE :

Feb. 6            vs. DC United                      DiMaggio Complex, Clearwater, Fla.    0-1
Feb. 9            vs. Nashville SC                 IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.              4 pm
Feb. 16          vs. Switchbacks FC           Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah   9 pm
Feb. 19          vs. Union Omaha               Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah   3 pm
Feb. 22          vs. Real Monarchs             Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman, Utah   11 am
Feb. 25          vs. Forward Madison        Thurman-Hutchins Park, Louisville      3 p.m.
Feb. 29          vs. Univ. of Kentucky       Bell Soccer Complex                                5 p.m.

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