Louisville City FC will make its entrance into the 2018 U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night, hosting the Long Island Rough Riders (PDL). The visitors advanced in the First Round of the competition with a 6-3 (a.e.t.) win over Stockade FC on Wednesday, May 9 at John Burns Park in Massapequa Park, NY.
The match will mark City's first in Open Cup play. Should they advance, they would host the winner of the match between Saint Louis FC (USL) and Duluth FC (NPSL), which will also be played on Wednesday, May 16.
When & Where
LouCity is fortunate enough to be able to play Wednesday's contest at Lynn Stadium, the home of the University of Louisville Cardinals, for its 2018 U.S. Open Cup entrance. LouCity and the Long Island Rough Riders get the ball rolling at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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O'Connor's Press Conference
On playing USOC at Lynn Stadium:
“It is [different] but we want to place on record our thanks to UofL for obviously allowing us to play there. I think it’s a huge opportunity for us and we’re very grateful to everyone over at UofL for allowing us to be able to go and play. It’s something that we’re really looking forward to and we’re very grateful for all of their help.”
On the quick turnaround:
“It is [nice]. We’ve been watching Long Island and I’ve been really impressed with their quality. The way they play, they have an attacking brand of football, soccer, and I’ve been really impressed with their players and the way their coach has them playing. It should be a really exciting game on Wednesday! They’ve got some really good players so for us, it’ll be a great game. It’ll be great to go and play at the stadium and we can’t wait to get out there and get going again.”
On squad depth:
“Throughout the course of this year, we’ve had very unusual circumstances. We’ve never had the stuff we’ve had. To be honest, I’m sort of sick of talking about injuries. I’d rather focus on the ones who are fit and let’s go get after it! Whoever it is in the eleven, all our guys are capable of playing. So for us, no excuses, the eleven that are picked let’s go out there and give a good, strong performance and let’s get back to the performances we know we’re all capable of.”
OUT - Richard Ballard (stress fracture, out for foreseeable future)
QUESTIONABLE - Shaun Francis (hamstring)
Ticket Prices for the match at Lynn Stadium are as follows:
GA Sideline: $15
Bleachers & Berm: $12
For Groups of 10 or more:
GA Sideline: $12
Bleachers & Berm: $10
The Coopers will be located in the bleachers behind the East goal.
Scouse’s House will be set up behind the West goal.
To purchase your tickets for LouCity’s entrance into one of the most exciting competitions in professional soccer: