Louisville City FC Adds Goalkeeper Ben Lundt on Season-Long Loan Deal
Akron graduate loaned from FC Cincinnati for depth in goalkeeper position
LOUISVILLE (February 7, 2019) –Louisville City FC can today confirm the loan signing of goalkeeper Ben Lundt from FC Cincinnati for the 2019 USL Season. The netminder comes in as the 23rd man on coach John Hackworth’s roster with the team’s preseason preparations already underway in Florida.
“In evaluating the pool of players coming out of college, we thought that Ben was one of, if not the best Goalkeeper coming out,” said Hackworth.
“With this acquisition we know that we have strengthened our depth at the goalkeeper position. We look forward to Ben’s contribution to our teams’ success.”
Selected with the No. 37 pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Lundt arrived in Cincinnati after three seasons at the University of Akron, where he featured over 60 times while collecting 27 clean sheets. In his final season with the Zips, he made 20 appearances while keeping 12 clean sheets. While also adding an appearance in the College Cup to his resume, Lundt won three-consecutive Mid-American Conference championships in as many years.
Joining LouCity for the year, the former Hertha BSC youth product told LouisvilleCityFC.com:
“I’ve been in preseason with Cincinnati for two weeks and I’m in good shape.”
“Now that I’ve joined Louisville, I’m extremely happy. Louisville is a great club with a lot of success in the past and I want to be part of another successful season.”
The shotstopper will wear No.18 for LouCity and will continue with the team at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Next up for the “Boys in Purple” is a clash with USL-foe Nashville SC on Saturday.
Name: Ben Lundt
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Weight: 220 lbs
Louisville City FC Permanent Roster as of Thursday, February 7:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Dobrowolski, Chris Hubbard, Ben Lundt
DEFENDERS (7): Paco Craig, Shaun Francis, Alexis Souahy, Oscar Jimenez, Pat McMahon, Taylor Peay, Sean Totsch
MIDFIELDERS (7): Richard Ballard, Jose Carranza, Paolo DelPiccolo, Napo Matsoso, Niall McCabe, Magnus Rasmussen, Devon “Speedy” Williams
FORWARDS (6): George Davis IV, Sunny Jane, Lucky Mkosana, Brian Ownby, Luke Spencer, Abdou Mbacke Thiam