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RECAP: LouCity Scores 4 After Early Deficit (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

By lcfc admin, 04/10/16, 7:30PM EDT


By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC (2-1-0, 6 points) thundered back against Orlando City B (0-2-1, 1 point), winning 4-1 on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field after battling back from an early deficit. Goals by Chandler Hoffman, Andrew Lubahn, Man of the Match Kadeem Dacres and Ilija Ilic led LouCity to its first home win of the 2016 campaign.

Despite OCB striker Michael Cox opening the match’s scoring with a 5th minute goal, LouCity rallied. Coach James O’Connor’s men both anchored down defensively, allowing no goals during the next 85 minutes, and pushed forward with great success, scoring four goals for the match. O’Connor said he was pleased with his team’s attacking prowess in the victory.

“We’re obviously very pleased. I thought our performance tonight was very good,” O’Connor said. “From our point of view, we’re very pleased with our performance. I thought we played some very good football.”

LouCity controled possession for much of the game and looked threatening throughout. O’Connor, who often preaches “possession with a purpose” was happy with the pressure his team put on Orlando City B.

“I felt as if we had a lot of possession. I thought our interplay in exchanges was good,” O’Connor said. “I think when you look at some of our play and some of our movement, I thought it caused problems. It was pleasing to see.”

One man who possessed with a purpose was Dacres. Dacres assisted Hoffman’s first goal as a Louisville City player in the 26th minute, equalizing the game. Dacres later scored with one of his own in the 65th minute from about 25 yards away. O’Connor said he was impressed with the Modelo Man of the Match’s goal, in addition to his teammates’ work ethic.

“I thought Kadeem took his goal very well,” O’Connor said. “It was a great strike.”

Former University of Louisville Cardinal, DelPiccolo, had his first assist as a Louisville City player after firing a free kick to Lubahn, who headed in the go-ahead goal in the 47th minute. DelPiccolo gave credit to Lubahn in finishing the goal.

“I was just trying to put it in a dangerous spot,” DelPiccolo said. “To be fair, (Lubahn) did a great job of getting in front of the keeper and getting his head on it. It was a great goal by him.”

A fourth goal by Ilic in added time put the icing on the cake for LouCity. O’Connor was pleased with Ilic’s goal — and the buildup — after the striker came on in the 78th minute for Lubahn.

“Ilija’s goal, wow, I was delighted for Ilija,” O’Connor said. “I thought he took his goal very well. But the build up to that goal was excellent.”

The 4-1 victory wasn’t all about offense, though. LouCity cracked down in their own half after conceding the early goal. Defender Sean Reynolds, who had several key tackles in Saturday’s showdown, said the key to shutting down OCB was sticking to the script.

“You always have to tweak things a little bit here and there,” Reynolds said. “After that first goal, we jumped on them. We tried to not let them leave their half.”

Louisville City will take on FC Cincinnati at FCC’s Nippert Stadium on April 16 with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Additional Notes:

Today’s match is the first time Louisville City FC and Orlando City B have faced off.

LouCity coach James O’Connor played for Orlando City SC, OCB’s parent club, from 2012-14. He also worked as a player coach with the club.

Last season, LouCity played in a friendly against Orlando City SC and defeated the Major League Soccer side by a score of 3-1 at Louisville Slugger Field in 2015.

Orlando City B coach Anthony Pulis is the son of English Premier League manager Tony Pulis.

Orlando midfielder Tony Rocha was suspended for today’s match after picking up a red card in OCB’s last game against Charleston.

Louisville City FC Match Report

Match: Louisville City FC vs. Orlando City B

Date: April 9, 2016

Competition: United Soccer League

Venue: Louisville Slugger Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. EST

Attendance: 5,298

Weather:  46 degrees; cold and clear.

Goal Scoring Rundown

OCB: 5th Minute Michael Cox: OCB forward Richie Laryea left a nice back heel for fellow striker Michael Cox. Cox steadily put the ball past LouCity keeper for the first goal of the game.

LOU: 26th Minute Chandler Hoffman: Kadeem Dacres made a beautiful run down the left side of the field and crossed it to Chandler Hoffman, who was able to score and equalize for LouCity.

LOU: 47th Minute Andrew Lubahn: Midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo put a beautiful swinging free kick in the air from the right side that Andrew Lubahn was able to head home. The goal gave LouCity a 2-1 lead.

LOU: 65th Minute Kadeem Dacres: Dacres was able to hit a beautiful bending strike from around 25 yards away, beating Orlando keeper Mark Ridgers.

LOU: 90th+ Minute Ilija Ilic: Ilic linked up nicely with midfielder Niall McCabe in the center of the box, allowing the Serbian striker to tap the ball in past Ridgers.

Key Defensive Stops and Saves

LOU: 66th Minute Scott Goodwin: Goodwin made an impressive diving save after an OCB attacker made a good shot on goal.


LOU: 1-Scott Goodwin; 24-Kyle Smith, 6-Tarek Morad, 15-Sean Reynolds, 19-Jonghyun Son (45’ 2-Ben Newnam); 36-Paolo DelPiccolo, 4-Aodhan Quinn (c), 7-Kadeem Dacres (78’ 22-George Davis IV), 11-Niall McCabe, 77-Andrew Lubahn (78’ 14-Ilija Ilic); 17-Chandler Hoffman

Subs not used: 13-Greg Ranjitsingh, 8-Guy Abend, 20-Enrique Montano 5-Conor Shanosky

OCB: 50-Mark Ridgers; 2-Tyler Turner, 42-Zach Ellis-Hayden, 53-Craig Nitti, 45-Mikey Ambrose; 24-Lewis Neal (c), 40-Johnny Mendoza (82’ 47-Marius Obekop), 49-Andrew Ribeiro, 54-Keegan Smith (52’ 43-Pierre DaSilva); 51-Michael Cox (76′ 35-Bryan Roachez), 6-Richie Laryea

Subs not used: 70-Jake Fenlason, 48-Kyle Callan-McFadden, 56-Alejandro Garcia, , 52-William Eyang

Resumen: LouCity anota 4 goles Después de un Déficit Temprano

Por Quin Welch, LouCity Insider/Traducido por Andy Canales

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC (2-1-0, 6 puntos) regresaron a ganar el partido con un marcador de 4-1 contra Orlando City B (0-2-1, 1 punto) después de un déficit temprano el Sábado en Louisville Slugger Field. Goles de Chandler Hoffman, Andrew Lubahn, el Hombre del Partido Kadeem Dacres y Ilija Ilic ayudo a LouCity ganar su primer partido en casa de la 2016 temporada.

A pesar de un gol en el quinto minuto por el delantero de ORL Michael Cox, LouCity recuperaron. Los hombres del entrenador James O’Connor aseguraron la defensa, no dejaron a ORL anotar un gol durante los próximo 85 minutos, y empujaron hacia adelante con éxito, anotando cuatro goles en el partido. O’Connor dijo que estaba contento con el ataque en la victoria.

“Obviamente estamos bien contento. Pensé que nuestro desempeño fue buenísimo,” O’Connor dijo. “De nuestra punta de vista, estamos feliz de nuestro desempeño, pensé que jugamos muy bien hoy.”

LouCity controlo la posesión para la mayoría de el partido y parecían amenazar a través del partido. O’Connor, quien con frecuencia predica “posesión con objetivo” estaba feliz con la presión que su equipo pusieron sobre Orlando City B.

“Sentí que nosotros tuvimos mucho posesión. Pensé que nuestro interacciones en los intercambios fueron bueno,” O’Connor dijo. “Pienso cuando miren unas jugadas y nuestro movimiento, pensé que causo problemas. Fue agradable de ver.”

Un hombre que poseso con un objeto fue Dacres. Dacres asistió en el primer gol de Hoffman como un jugador de Louisville City en el 26 minuto, empatando el partido. En el 65 minuto Dacres anotó su gol aproximadamente 25 yardas del gol. O’Connor dijo que fue impresionado de el gol de el Modelo Hombre del Partido, además de la ética del trabajo de sus compañeros.

“Pensé que Kadeem tomó su gol bien,” O’Connor dijo. “Fue un tiro excelente.”

El ex jugador de la Universidad de Louisvlle, DelPiccolo, tuvo su primer asistencia como un jugador de Louisville City después de tirar un tiro libre a Lubahn, quien anoto el gol de la victoria con su cabeza  en el 47 minuto. DelPiccolo le dio crédito a Lubahn de anotar el gol.

“Solo trate de poner la pelota en un lugar peligroso,” Delpiccolo dijo. “Para ser justo, (Lubahn) hizo un excelente trabajo poniéndose enfrente del portero y cabeceando la pelota. Era un gran gol de el.”

El cuarto gol por Ilic in el tiempo extra seguro la victoria para LouCity. O’Connor estaba contento del gol de Ilic- y como se desarrollo- después que el delantero entro por Lubahn en el 78 minuto.

“El gol de Ilija, wow, me encanto ver Ilija anotar un gol,” O’Connor dijo. “ Pienso que tomo su gol muy bien. Pero como el gol desarrollo fue excelente.”

La victoria de 4-1 no fue todo de el ataque. LouCity aseguraron la defensa después de conceder un gol temprano. Defensor Sean Reynolds, quien hizo varios jugadas claves en la defensa, dijo que la clave para parar ORL fue quedándose a el plan.

“Siempre tenemos cambiar una cositas,” Reynolds dijo. “Después del gol, saltamos sobre ellos. Tratamos de no dejar ORL salir de su mitad.”

El próximo partido de Louisville City FC será en FCC’s Nippert Stadium el 16 de Abril a las 7 p.m. contra FC Cincinnati.