Louisville City FC is pleased to announce that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11. While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it’s important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions.
“We are energized and motivated by the steps taken today by the USL Board of Governors,” said Louisville City FC President Brad Estes. “We have a lot of work to do, but we look forward to working with our players association and our state and local governments to resume play.”
“This is fantastic news for all of us,” Louisville City FC Sporting Director and Head Coach John Hackworth. “We look forward to resuming our 2020 season in the near future. While we wait for the league to announce the specific competition format and other details, we are excited to progress to full training and competitive matches. Hopefully, we will progress to the point where our faithful LouCity fans can watch us play in our new soccer cathedral, Lynn Family Stadium.”
To USL supporters across the country, we are grateful for your support throughout this process and look forward to being back in action with you all soon.