Louisville City FC to host Nashville SC in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16
City welcome Nashville SC for first-ever Open Cup meeting at Lynn Stadium
LOUISVILLE (June 7, 2018) – After advancing past Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution in the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup, Louisville City Football Club continues its run against USL’s Nashville SC in the Round of 16 as determined by a blind draw on Thursday morning.
The draw revealed that City will host Nashville, who advanced after beating the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, on Wednesday night in Tennessee, with the contest played at Lynn Stadium and a date to be announced in the coming days.
Familiar opposition for City, the pair have played twice already in the 2018 league season. The “Boys in Purple” knocked off NSC in the season opener, 2-0, at Slugger Field, while Nashville beat City, also 2-0, at First Tennessee Park in early May.
The match also marks the club’s fourth straight at home in Open Cup play after hosting the Long Island Rough Riders (PDL), Saint Louis FC (USL), and New England Revolution (MLS). City swept past the lower division sides on a 6-0 aggregate score and defeated the Revs, 3-2, on Tuesday at Lynn Stadium.
Tickets for the Fifth Round start at just $17 and are available now to 2018 Season Ticket Members via phone at 502-384-8799, option 2, and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Thursday at noon. General sale will be made available to the public on Friday, June 8.
One of the nation’s oldest tournaments in any sport, the U.S. Open Cup also holds a place as one of the world’s longest continuously-running soccer competitions dating back to the inaugural run in 1914. Updates on the tournament—including live scores and the competition’s bracket—can be found on the tournament’s official Twitter (@OpenCup) and unofficial tracker (@USOpenCup)as well as on USSoccer.com and thecup.us.
Prizes for this year’s tournament include increases of $300,000 for the champion (previously $250,000); $100,000 for the runner-up (previously $60,000) and $25,000 for the team from each lower division that advances the furthest (previously $15,000), including PDL & NPSL sides. Besides lifting the historic Dewar Trophy as tournament winner in September, the champions will also earn a spot in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League, the regional club championship tournament for teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and state of Kentucky as the 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.
Finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Get the latest news on LouCity FC at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.