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USL Preview: Louisville City FC vs. FC Montreal

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 07/03/16, 8:48AM EDT

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Eastern Conference leaders host Montreal for Fourth of July clash


Photo courtesy Louisville City FC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC will aim to bolster its lead at the top of the Eastern Conference on Monday night when it plays host to an FC Montreal side that currently props up the conference standings at Slugger Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Louisville City FC news and notes

  • Current record: 10-1-5, 35 points
  • Louisville extended its undefeated streak to 14 games last Saturday night as it played to a 0-0 draw with FC Cincinnati in a River Cities Cup clash.
  • City recorded five shots on goal, but was unable to find a way past Cincinnati goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt as the visitors earned a point on the road.
  • Louisville has gone 3-1-3 on home turf this season, with its only loss coming to the New York Red Bulls II in its first home game this season.
  • Paolo DelPiccolo, Kyle Smith and Niall McCabe all sit tied for third in the league with four assists apiece.

FC Montreal news and notes

  • Current record: 2-12-1, 7 points
  • Montreal is coming off a 3-1 defeat to Orlando City B last Sunday night, as an own goal and late finish by Johnny Mendoza gave the visitors victory at the Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard.
  • FCMTL has struggled to find the net consistently this season, and sits with a league-low 12 goals in 15 games.
  • Montreal’s two wins this season have come on the road, with victories against Richmond and Harrisburg.
  • Montreal’s goalkeepers have combined for 60 saves this season, the fourth-most in the USL.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Louisville – Chandler Hoffman, 10; Montreal – Anthony Jackson-Hamel, 3
  • Assists: Louisville - Paolo DelPiccolo, Kyle Smith, Niall McCabe, 4; Montreal – Four players tied with 1

Series notes

  • Louisville and Montreal each took victory on the road in the series last year, including Montreal’s stunning 4-0 win at Slugger Field on August 5.

Officials

  • REF: Guido Gonzales Jr
  • AR1: Cory Richardson
  • AR2: Paul Terry
  • 4TH: Adam Warner

Game hashtag:

  • #LOUvMTL

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