Photo courtesy Martin Bazyl / Toronto FC II
VAUGHN, Ontario – Louisville City FC (5-1-2, 17pts) scored in either half as it took a 2-0 victory against Toronto FC II (1-3-2, 5pts) at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Both goals came via TFC II mistakes, as an early own goal by Martin Davis gave Louisville the lead, and a botched clearance by Quillan Roberts led to Niall McCabe’s first of the season with 25 minutes to play.
5’ – LOU – Own Goal (Martin Davis)
65’ – LOU – Niall McCabe
Three Things That Mattered:
1. Wednesday night’s game marked the fourth in 13 days for Louisville, a key stretch in the club’s season with three of the contests on the road. To take eight points from those games could be crucial at the end of the season as Louisville takes aim at a high playoff seed.
2. It is one thing to lose to a better team, but Toronto FC II will be kicking itself over the manner in which it conceded Louisville’s two goals. Both the own goal, and gifted second for Niall McCabe, saw Toronto play a big role in its demise.
3. After going three games undefeated to start the season, Toronto has now fallen in three consecutive games. Coach Jason Bent’s side now has a week to regroup before facing a Richmond Kickers side it fell to on the road last weekend.
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Greg Ranjitsingh, Louisville City FC – Ranjitsingh put in a second consecutive solid performance, which was highlighted by a strong save on a free kick by Toronto’s Mo Babouli that kept Louisville ahead at the break.
May 11: Toronto FC II vs. Richmond Kickers, 11:30 a.m. ET, Ontario Soccer Centre
May 14: Louisville City FC vs. Saint Louis FC, 7:30 p.m. ET, Louisville Slugger Field