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USL Match Preview – #LOUvNY

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 07/28/17, 9:12AM EDT

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Louisville, New York square off both looking to build on wins

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC and the New York Red Bulls II will both looks to build on victories in their last outings when they square off for the second time this season on Saturday night at Slugger Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Matchcenter: http://bit.ly/2veA23V | Tickets: http://bit.ly/2oaoiI1 | Broadcast: WMYO (LOU)

Louisville City FC news and notes

  • Current record: 9-3-5, 32pts

  • Louisville earned a 4-1 victory against Saint Louis FC last Saturday night to claim the Kings’ Cup for a third successive season.

  • Saint Louis led at halftime at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis, but Oscar Jimenez’s goal and assist helped the visitors rally to victory.

  • Louisville has claimed victory in the game following each of its league defeats this season.

  • Mark-Anthony Kaye made his return to the Louisville lineup last Saturday after returning from competing in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup for Canada.

New York Red Bulls II news and notes

  • Current record: 7-10-3, 24pts

  • Vincent Bezecourt scored the only goal as the Red Bulls II took a 1-0 victory against Toronto FC II last Friday night at MSU Soccer Park to end a three-game losing streak.

  • Bezecourt’s goal was his sixth of the season, adding to eight assists that have him tied for the league-lead alongside Reno 1868 FC’s Chris Wehan.

  • The shutout was New York’s fourth of the season, and the third for goalkeeper Rafael Diaz in six appearances this season.

  • New York sits tied for third in the USL with 173 Chances Created in open play this season, trailing only Reno 1868 FC and the Charleston Battery.

Series Notes

  • Louisville claimed its first victory in the all-time series when the teams met at MSU Soccer Park earlier this season with a 3-0 win.

Squads

  • Louisville – GK: Greg Ranjitsingh, Tim Dobrowolski, Micah Bledsoe; D: Sean Totsch, Paco Craig, Oscar Jimenez, Tarek Morad, Sean Reynolds, Kyle Smith; M: Guy Abend, Paolo DelPiccolo, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Niall McCabe, Brian Ownby, Devon Williams, George Davis IV, Richard Ballard; F: Ilija Ilic, Luke Spencer, Cameron Lancaster

  • New York – GK: Rafael Diaz, Evan Louro, Sam Ilin; D: Jordan Scarlett, David Najem, Tim Schmoll, Andrew Lombard, Kevin O'Toole, Hassan Ndam, David Abidor, Noah Powder, Jordan Bailon, Ethan Kutler; M: Dan Metzger, Derrick Etienne Jr., Arun Basuljevic, Florian Valot, Andrew Tinari, Omir Fernandez, Ben Mines, Kazu Shigenobu, Junior Flemmings, Zaire Bartley, Vincent Bezecourt; F: Zeiko Lewis, Stefano Bonomo, Douglas Martinez

Discipline

  • Louisville – None

  • New York – Accumulation warning: Dan Metzger, David Abidor

Officials

  • REF: LUKAS SZPALA

  • AR1: Jeffrey Swartzel

  • AR2: Steven Whalen

  • 4TH: Joshua Brooks

Game hashtag:

  • #LOUvNY

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