After collecting three points in a 3-1 win on the road visiting Toronto FC II, Louisville City FC returns home for their final two matches of the regular season with a postseason berth clinched. Louisville sits in second place in the Eastern Conference with a two-point lead over third place Pittsburgh.
Last Time Against North Carolina
LouCity captured a point on the road in June as the match resulted in a 2-2 draw. After going down 1-0 in the 11thminute, Paco Craig scored an equalizer before the half to send the teams into the break all tied up. Ilija Ilic put Louisville up a goal in the 59thminute, but the comeback was cut short by a Daniel Rios goal in the 87thminute.
Scouting North Carolina FC
North Carolina FC sits in 10thplace in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the eight-seed still fighting for a spot in the playoffs. North Carolina has gone 3-2-0 in their last five matches, most recently falling 2-1 to fellow playoff contenders New York Red Bulls II on Saturday night. Daniel Rios has 17 goals on the season, tied for third in the USL while goalkeeper Alex Tambakis is third in the USL in saves at 89 on the season.
Playoff Points, Continued
With the win against Toronto Friday night, Louisville City has put itself in a position to tie or break their club record for most points in a season. Sitting at 60 points, 62 is the current record set in 2017. Should Louisville hold on to second place in the conference, this will be their fourth consecutive playoff appearance as a two-seed or higher.