LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Preparing for Charlotte

10/05/2017 03:18 PM

Louisville City FC is hard at work this week getting ready to host the Charlotte Independence Saturday night.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET inside Slugger Field.

LCFC and Charlotte have faced each other twice so far this season, with each team getting a victory. LouCity FC beat Charlotte 1-0 in Louisville back in June, while Charlotte responded with a 3-1 victory over LouCity FC in August.

The Boys in Purple have been a little shorthanded though at training this week as three of their players were called up to their respective international clubs: Speedy Williams (Jamaica), Greg Ranjitsingh (Trinidad & Tobago) and Mark-Anthony Kaye (Canada).

Saturday’s match vs. Charlotte will not affect LCFC in any way in the USL Eastern Conference standings, as LCFC clinched the number one seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last weekend.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff talked to head coach James O’Connor Thursday morning at the team’s training session. He asked O’Connor what is more important right now, building momentum for the playoffs or making sure everyone is healthy and at full strength once those playoffs begin:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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