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LouCity and goalkeeping coach Thabane Sutu agree to part ways

By LouCity, 07/06/18, 2:45PM EDT


LOUISVILLE (July 6, 2018) – After agreeing on compensation with Orlando City SC for coaches James O’Connor and Daniel Byrd, Louisville City FC announces an agreement with goalkeeping coach Thabane Sutu to mutually part ways, clearing the long-time Louisville coach to join O’Connor and Byrd in Major League Soccer.

Sutu’s departure is effective immediately, leaving interim coaches George Davis IV, Paolo DelPiccolo, and Luke Spencer in charge while the club continues its comprehensive search for the team’s next head coach.

“We have enormous respect for Thabane and what he has done for generations of players in Louisville,” said LouCity chairman John Neace. “He is leaving on great terms with the organization and we wish him the absolute best as he continues his legacy in Orlando.”

Sutu had been with LouCity since its inaugural season in 2015 but had established himself as a local coaching legend, serving as technical director at United 1996 Futbol Club starting in 2001. A native of Lesotho, Sutu served as captain of the national team from 1994 to 1997. 

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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 and via the club’s channels on social media, including FacebookTwitter, & Instagram