LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 28, 2015) – Behind goals from Magnus Rasmussen and Charlie Adams Louisville City FC won their first ever USL match by a final score of 2-0 in front of 6,067 fans in attendance at Louisville Slugger Field.
After a back-and-forth opening twenty minutes, Rasmussen got behind the Saint Louis FC backline, stayed onside and slotted it past the keeper sending the home crowd into a frenzy. With the purple smoke bellowing from the supporters section, Rasmussen celebrated with his teammates as the first player in franchise history to score a goal.
Louisville’s lead seemed in jeopardy when a ball went bouncing into the box in stoppage time of the first half. LCFC goalkeeper, Scott Goodwin had to make a brilliant save to keep the visitors from equalizing. It was the last play of the first half and Louisville City FC went into the locker room with the momentum.
To start the second half, Charlie Adams was one of a handful of substitutes to make his way onto the pitch and the midfielder from England made an impact immediately. After serving up a couple of corners, Adams doubled the score for Louisville.
In the 67th minute, Guy Abend settled the ball in the box and laid it off for Charlie Adams who’s strike went top shelf into the back of the net.
Jermie Lynch was the hero for Saint Louis FC last week in a preseason match with Tulsa and nearly got his team on the board. Lynch sent one wide in the 73rd minute and forced Goodwin to make another save in stoppage.
The final whistle followed Lynch’s last chance and Louisville City FC took all three points in their home opener.
Louisville will be on the road next Saturday in Richmond and will have their next home game on Friday, April 16th versus the Rochester Rhinos.
For those who have yet to purchase their season tickets, they are still on-sale, and can be purchased by visitingwww.LouisvilleCityFC.com/tickets.