Louisville City FC remains confident despite losing streak
06/23/2015 11:30 AM
Fresh off an overtime loss to the Chicago Fire, Louisville City FC (5-3-5) hosted USL Eastern Conference rival, the New York Red Bulls II (5-5-4) at Louisville Slugger Field this past Saturday in front of a record crowd of 7,454. In their fourth game in ten days, Louisville City conceded goals in the fourth and fiftieth minutes to fall to the Red Bulls 2-0.
Costly turnovers and the inability to execute balls played into the box, plagued Louisville City the entire match. Despite multiple shots on goal, City failed to find the back of the net. Louisville has now gone over 320 minutes without a goal.
Louisville City midfielder Bryan Burke described City’s play on that night as “lackadaisical,” and Head Coach James O’Connor said he was most disappointed in the low energy level and lack of mental toughness shown on the field.
But both O’Connor and Burke said this game has done nothing to deter their confidence in the games ahead. “Guys are just tired. We know we can play better, we’re going to get back to that, we just need to put this game behind us,” Burke told reporters after the game.
Louisville City now has a few days until their next game to recoup from their mental and physical fatigue. The second game of their four game home stretch will be against OKC Energy FC (7-3-3) this Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm.