LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Purple and Gold attack Saint Louis but end in a season opening draw

03/25/2017 04:58 PM

The USL Soccer season is officially underway, and Louisville City takes home one point to start the season, drawing Saint Louis FC 0-0 at Louisville Slugger Field.

Louisville City controlled the game for the full 90 minutes, but were never able to crack the Saint Louis defense. City won the possession battle and earned 16 corner kicks compared to Saint Louis’ 2.

And the it really was the SLFC defense that kept the visiting team in the game, because Louisville City launched an unrelenting attack. LCFC launched 21 shots, six of them on target, but Saint Louis goalkeeper Devala Gorrick stopped all of them to keep a clean sheet.

The tenacious offense clearly flustered the visitors. Four different Saint Louis players ended the game with yellow cards, compared to just one from Louisville City FC.

Louisville head coach James O’Connor went to his bench for the full three substitutions. Midfielder Niall McCabe saw his first game action since suffering an injury last season, and second year goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski played the full second half after starting keeper Greg Ranjitsingh was shaken up.

Louisville now goes on the road for two straight games. Next up is a Thursday night game at Orlando City B.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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