Louisville City FC coach and sporting director John Hackworth spent a few minutes with the media Wednesday prior to his club kicking off an intrasquad scrimmage at Lynn Family Stadium.
Hackworth said this marked the second of three scrimmages before LouCity returns to USL Championship play July 12 against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
“To have those feelings of getting back into game-ready mode is really incredible, especially after everything that we as a community and society have gone through," Hackworth said.
LouCity won its lone league game in 2020, a 1-0 decision on March 7 at North Carolina FC, days before sports across the country were shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hackworth added that LouCity team personnel have gone through both COVID-19 and antibody testing with only negative results thus far.
"Thankfully right now we’re in a good spot in the country and our players and our staff have done a good job," Hackworth said, with Kentucky's rate of infections far below states where the coronavirus is spiking. "We’ve just got to keep mitigating all of those interactions so we can continue that as we go on.”
See Hackworth's full chat with reporters above.