LOUISVILLE CITY FC | The Magic Continues for LCFC

11/06/2017 09:10 AM

Saturday night will be a night supporters of Louisville City FC will always remember.

The outcome of the USL Eastern Conference Finals had to be a win for the Boys in Purple. It HAD to be.

Too much of this season has gone according to plan.

First off, the success on the field has been there again. This team is undoubtedly built for championships. There is a reason LCFC has advanced to the USL Eastern Conference Finals in every year the club has been in existence. You knew as soon as the Boys in Purple made it back there this year, they had to get a victory. The third time had to be the charm.

Secondly, think about all the off the field positive news surrounding the club, mainly when it comes to the future of its proposed stadium in Butchertown. In fact, the Louisville Metro Council’s Web site says it best: Just weeks ago, the Council “approved all Ordinances and Resolutions for the creation of a Soccer Stadium for the LouCityFootball Club in the Butchertown area.” I remember running into one of the players at a gas station that same week and he was just grinning ear to ear when we talked about the Council’s vote. The excitement they from that vote by the Council had to give the players an extra “burst of energy” during this playoff run.

This magical run is hopefully not over though. As much as fans will want to celebrate the club’s most recent accomplishment, head coach James O’Connor made it clear after the match that there is still another game to go, and ultimately, another goal to accomplish.

Just like FC Cincinnati fans during the Orange and Blue’s U.S. Open Cup run, this will be something LCFC fans will always remember. But there is no question that LCFC will be hoping to give its fans an even better memory on Nov. 13.

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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