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Old 07-30-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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I noticed this hasn't really been brought up on here, but has anyone seen that we are getting USL pro soccer team in Louisville?!

I was at the unveiling of the Louisville City FC logo and I really like it. I'm hoping the team does well here. I heard that they need at least 3500 people per game in order to "do well" here. I'm wondering if that will happen since they are coming from Orlando due to the MLS expansion causing Orlando to become an MLS team and bring the sister team here. Apparently most games are on weekdays which may not work in their favor, but I'm thinking there are a lot more soccer fans in Louisville than anybody realizes. The Bats games usually have a solid attendance when I'm at their games, so I really hope they do well. What do you guys think?

I was interviewed by the Courier Journal at Molly Malones during the World Cup and was told that the MLS is thinking about continuing to expand, and that he (the journalist), is working on getting opinions about Louisville City FC being a big hit and maybe being one of the MLS expansion teams in the future.

I will definitely be at every game possible! Also, the Brazilian player Kaka signed with Orlando City's MLS team and they will be playing Louisville City in a friendly next season. How cool is that? A legendary soccer player will be in Kentucky playing at Slugger Field!

Anyone else as hopeful/excited as me? If not, what's your take on the matter?

I think this past World Cup has made a lot more local fans, especially with the USA doing well and surviving the "group of death."
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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My Argentine wife will be happy when we move to Louisville. She's from one of the most fanatical soccer countries in the world....and I mean it when I say "fanatical"
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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My Argentine wife will be happy when we move to Louisville. She's from one of the most fanatical soccer countries in the world....and I mean it when I say "fanatical"
haha I have a little bit of "sore loser" left in me towards Argentina. I'm originally from the Netherlands. Argentina stole my hopes of them winning it all when they knocked NL out.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Soccer is very popular among Millennials. In my workplace where I'm old at 31 soccer is the third most popular sport after basketball and football. Several of my co workers already have Facebook cover images devoted to the new team.

I think the stadium setting at Slugger Field will be very unique and different. Most soccer stadiums are cookie cutter and in far flung suburbs. I hope the long term permanent soccer specific stadium has some character to it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Soccer is very popular among Millennials. In my workplace where I'm old at 31 soccer is the third most popular sport after basketball and football. Several of my co workers already have Facebook cover images devoted to the new team.

I think the stadium setting at Slugger Field will be very unique and different. Most soccer stadiums are cookie cutter and in far flung suburbs. I hope the long term permanent soccer specific stadium has some character to it.
I'm glad to here that. During the world cup, I saw a lot of locals all over social media saying things like "the world cup is so stupid, i'm ready for football season!" I find it odd how it's not as popular in the states. Don't get me wrong, I love me some NFL sundays, but soccer takes the cake for me. I'm really looking forward to Louisville City FC's debut. There are quite a few people I work with who didn't even know about them. I hope they advertise well and that the word gets spread out so we can have a popular team.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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I'm pretty excited to have a team here, though I really hope they find a way to incorporate the UofL players that don't go on to MLS, to keep some excitement. I love the sport, having spent two years in London. Can't wait for this to go down.

I hope they know to aim it toward millennial age and downward. With smart camps and community activities, they can really be a part of our city. Even more so than the bats, who, let's be honest, we go to the games because they are the local show.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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Definitely great for the city and nothing is better than live soccer. Hopefully there will be strong local support after the world cup.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Louisville City FC (Football Club) had its inaugural game today at Slugger Field. Attendance was just above 6,000 despite a frigid but sunny day. Louisville beat St Louis 2-0.
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