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Louisville City FC Learns 2018 USL Season Schedule

By LouCity, 01/19/18, 4:00PM EST


Defending Champions Kick Off with St. Patrick’s Day Opener vs. Nashville SC; Regular Season Finale on Oct. 13 Hosting Newcomers Indy Eleven

LOUISVILLE (January 19, 2018) – With the release of the 2018 USL schedule today, LouCity fans can begin marking off the days on the club’s 31-week calendar ahead of March’s season opener and the regular season finale in October.

2018 Season Ticket packages remain on sale starting at $12 per game, which include all 17 regular season home games at Slugger Field and exclusive pre-sale to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games (to be determined).  As the full 34-game schedule becomes public, information will soon be available on single-game ticket purchases, as well as group ticket information, for the entirety of the schedule. To learn more, visit

“When you look at this year’s alignment, it’s an extremely competitive conference. With Nashville and Indy joining, the USL is becoming an incredibly exciting league and we’re looking forward to some of these local rivalries, including Cincinnati. It’s a soccer hotbed that we can’t wait to compete in this year,” said head coach James O’Connor.

The season starts off with a bang for LouCity as the club hosts four consecutive home games in the month of March before traveling to local rival FC Cincinnati for the first road trip of the year in April. A back-and-forth April sees LouCity swap road and home dates before a packed month of May send the “Boys in Purple” to all three of Indianapolis (May 5), Nashville (May 13), and Cincinnati (May 26) with a home date squeezed in between.

The dog days of August will test O’Connor’s crew most heavily as they prepare for a trip from Indy Eleven to open the month. Then, a visit to New York Red Bulls II (Aug. 10) leads into a second home match against Nashville SC (Aug. 18), before trips to Charlotte (Aug. 22) and Richmond (Aug. 25) round out a trying four games in 16 days. To wrap up the year, LouCity will fly to Toronto (Oct. 5) before it plays host to Indy Eleven in the regular season finale (Oct. 13).

In all, the “Boys in Purple” will feature in four midweek contests – two home & two away – with a pair of Sunday contests to add. Plus, LouCity fans can start their weekend the right way with three Friday matches to lead into the league action.

Details on broadcast and live streaming for the 2018 season will be announced in the coming weeks as the USL ramps up coverage for the biggest season in league history.

For the full version of the 2018 USL Schedule, visit


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About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville as the city’s lone professional soccer team.  The 2017 season marked the third year of play for LouCity in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On October 26, the Louisville Metro Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood with a projected opening slated for March 2020.

After finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the 2017 USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Get the latest news on LouCity FC at and via the club’s  channels on social media, including FacebookTwitter, & Instagram.­­­


Sat., March 17 vs. Nashville SC Slugger Field
Sat., March 24 vs. North Carolina FC Slugger Field
Sat., March 31 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies Slugger Field
Sat., April 7 at FC Cincinnati Nippert Stadium
Sat., April 14 vs. Richmond Kickers Slugger Field
Sat., April 21 at Atlanta United FC 2 Coolray Field
Sat., April 28 vs. Bethlehem Steel FC Slugger Field
Sat., May 5 at Indy Eleven TBA
Sun., May 13 at Nashville SC First Tennessee Park
Sat., May 19 vs. Atlanta United FC 2 Slugger Field
Sat., May 26 at FC Cincinnati Nipper Stadium
Sat., June 9 at Bethlehem Steel FC Goodman Stadium
Sat., June 16 vs. Penn FC Slugger Field
Sat., June 23 at North Carolina FC WakeMed Soccer Park
Wed., June 27 vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds Slugger Field
Sat., June 30 vs. New York Red Bulls II Slugger Field
Sat., July 7 at Tampa Bay Rowdies Al Lang Stadium
Sat., July 14 at Charleston Battery MUSC Health Stadium
Wed., July 18 vs. Toronto FC II Slugger Field
Sat., July 21 vs. Charlotte Independence Slugger Field
Sat., July 28 at Ottawa Fury FC TD Place
Sun., Aug. 5 vs. Indy Eleven Slugger Field
Fri., Aug. 10 at New York Red Bulls II TBA
Sat., Aug. 18 vs. Nashville SC Slugger Field
Wed., Aug. 22 at Charlotte Independence Sportsplex at Matthews
Sat., Aug. 25 at Richmond Kickers City Stadium
Fri., Aug. 31 vs. Charleston Battery Slugger Field
Sat., Sept. 8 vs. FC Cincinnati Slugger Field
Sat., Sept. 15 at Pittsburgh Riverhounds Highmark Stadium
Wed., Sept. 19 at Penn FC FNB Field
Sat., Sept. 22 vs. Ottawa Fury FC Slugger Field
Sat., Sept. 29 at Atlanta United FC 2 Coolray Field
Fri., Oct. 5 at Toronto FC II BMO Field
Sat., Oct. 13 vs. Indy Eleven Slugger Field

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