Louisville City FC hosts Charleston Battery in a return to the USL Championship schedule Saturday night at Slugger Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Battling to move back up into the top of the Eastern Conference table, Louisville City is currently one point ahead of Charleston Battery as both are currently playoff teams.
"We know we'll have a challenge Saturday night," Louisville City coach John Hackworth said. "We expect to get everyone's best because of our success as a club, and we have high standards for our own level of play."
As for Charleston, the Battery is coming off a big win over Nashville SC in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night. Charleston Battery is extremely effective on the counter attack, typically giving midfielders fits with how quickly they move in transition.
For Louisville City, the lineup continues to evolve as more players become healthy. The Boys in Purple had a stretch of games in April and May when a half-dozen players were on the shelf due to injuries. Now many of those players - forwards Brian Ownby and Richard Ballard, midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo and goalkeepers Chris Hubbard and Tim Dobrowolski - are returning and starting to compete for starting spots.
Louisville City and Charleston Battery kick off at 7:06 p.m. Saturday at Slugger Field. The game will be broadcast locally on WBKI and streamed nationally on ESPN+. The radio broadcast with Kevin Kernen and Jeff Greer will be on 1080 WKJK locally and on the iHeart Radio app streaming.