Courtesy of Connor Cunningham
Everything's easier on a winning streak, Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth said this week.
But with one exception, LouCity's four meetings this season were all closely played with a pair of one-goal victories for both sides and a draw between them.
Saturday's 7:30 p.m. showdown at Lynn Family Stadium will matter most. The Eastern Conference Semifinal -- one of four USL Championship games to be played this weekend -- will mark the last edition of the Kings' Cup series.
Saint Louis FC is folding at season's end given a Major League Soccer franchise's start in its home market. LouCity's aiming to reach its sixth straight Eastern Conference Final, a round reached every year the club has existed.
Winner advances to next weekend's national semifinal round. Here's how to follow along, with a full LouCity-Saint Louis FC preview also available.
On the WBKI-TV (The CW)/ESPN+ streaming call: Mike Watts (play by play) and Devon Kerr (color).
And for AM 840 WHAS on the radio: Clay Ables (play by play) and Jeff Greer (color).