Louisville City FC inks defender Taylor Peay
The Salt Lake City native joins the club as coach John Hackworth’s 17th signing ahead of the 2019 USL season
LOUISVILLE (December 10, 2018) – Louisville City FC is excited to officially announce the signing of defender Taylor Peay to a two-year deal, officially becoming the 17th signing of the season for LouCity and the first non-returning player for the club. Per club policy, terms of the contract will not be released.
Coach John Hackworth sees promise in the addition of the towering central defender and compliments the quality he will add to an already formidable squad:
“We are thrilled to add a player of Taylor’s quality and experience to our group. He’s a player & person that we believe will represent the club both on and off the field in a positive manner. [Assistant coach] Danny [Cruz] knows Taylor extremely well and we both believe that Taylor’s best performances are in front of him. We are excited to get started on that process with him.”
After putting pen to paper, Peay told LouisvilleCityFC.com:
“I’m very excited to be joining such a tremendous group of guys and contributing to the winning tradition that Louisville has established. Can’t wait to get started on the 2019 season!”
The 27-year-old rock at the back comes aboard after spending the last two seasons in the Real Salt Lake (MLS) organization, most recently featuring for Real Monarchs SLC (USL). In that span, Peay logged 27 appearances for the USL affiliate and made one appearance for RSL, subbing on in a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on July 21.
Originally drafted 26th overall by the Portland Timbers (MLS) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, Peay registered 13 appearances in three years while also adding 14 appearances for the Orange County Blues (USL) and 23 appearances for Portland Timbers 2 (USL).
Louisville City FC’s 2019 preseason is set to begin in early February with a trip to renowned training facility IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
As preparations continue, Season Ticket Membership packages for the 2019 USL season are still available for purchase. Through purchasing 2019 season ticket packages, you get priority access to season tickets in LouCity’s Butchertown stadium development, which is set to be completed in 2020. Visit LouCity.com/seasontickets or call (502) LOU-CITY to secure your seats for the team’s final season at Slugger Field.
Name: Taylor Peay
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Weight: 181 lbs
Prev. Club: Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Louisville City FC Permanent Roster as of Monday, December 10:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Chris Hubbard, Greg Ranjitsingh
DEFENDERS (6): Shaun Francis, Alexis Souahy, Oscar Jimenez, Pat McMahon, Taylor Peay, Sean Totsch
MIDFIELDERS (6): Richard Ballard, Jose Carranza, Paolo DelPiccolo, Napo Matsoso, Niall McCabe, Magnus Rasmussen
FORWARDS (3): George Davis IV, Brian Ownby, Luke Spencer