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Wed, Jan 28

Jonathan Lintner: LCFC to sign F Matthew Fondy

Much as I hate to post on top of literary genius, i.e. our Eastern Conference primer (GO READ IT NOW!), there’s player news afoot:

What do we know about Fondy? Well, he’s 25, 6’1″, our first forward signing, and he’s got great hair. Fondy spent the latter half of 2014 with the Chicago Fire, and was previously with Chivas USA. Unfortunately, he never scored a goal in MLS, but then again, neither did most anyone else with Chivas or the Fire. Prior to that he had some good runs with Pittsburgh Riverhounds and scored 14 goals in 29 appearances with the former LA Blues. Let’s hope he gets back to his goal-scoring ways with Lou City.

Wed, Jan 28

Getting to know the Eastern Conference in USL Pro

by Taylor Sorrels @AbGatorade

While we wait with bated breath for the 2015 USL Pro schedule to issue, let’s take a very brief, surface-only look at who Louisville City will play at least twice in its inaugural season. Like I said, this is really cover-of-the-book stuff. You want to go in depth, well, I guess there’s Wikipedia which, incidentally, is where I got most of my info:

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Wed, Jan 21

Dalton Main: Conor Shanosky to join LCFC

by Taylor Sorrels (@AbGatorade)

Per Dalton Main at WDRB and Reckless Challenge, former DC United midfielder Conor Shanosky has signed to be Louisville City FC’s newest player. CLICK HERE for the Reckless Challenge article, and keep up with us here for more news as it happens!

Wed, Jan 21

Orlando City SC picks GK Edwards, F Rivera in SuperDraft

by Taylor Sorrels (@AbGatorade)

 

MLS SuperDraft concluded yesterday via the always exciting conference call. With the first pick of Round 3, OCSC picked Earl Edwards, Jr. from UCLA’s 2014 NCAA championship squad and took Old Dominion forward Sidney Rivera in Round 4.

Rivera played in 20 games for ODU last season, starting in 11 of them. He ended the season on a hot streak, scoring 8 of his 9 goals in the last six games. It will be interesting to see whether he makes OCSC’s roster, or if they elect to keep him at all given his under-the-radar status. He played more on the wing than at forward for ODU, so he’d be a useful addition to either OCSC or LCFC at this point. It remains to be seen whether he can be an MLS quality player.

Earl Edwards, Jr., however, is more of a known quantity. He started for every game for UCLA last season and has made appearances at the youth levels for US youth national teams. OCSC will likely keep him on the MLS roster for some added depth behind Donovan Ricketts  and Tally Hall, two solid keepers who are getting on in years. I wouldn’t expect to see Edwards in Louisville at this point.

Sun, Jan 18

RAMPANT SPECULATION: Who will come from Orlando City?

by Taylor Sorrels @AbGatorade

Important introductory caveat: I barely have any idea what I’m talking about. All opinions from here forward should be taken with a box of salt.

The first two rounds of MLS SuperDraft, the MLS draft* where clubs actually draft college and other youth players signed by MLS, were last week. Orlando City SC won the rights to the first pick due to being an expansion franchise and by virtue of winning the first pick in a different kind of draft in September. The remaining two rounds of the draft take place later this week.

As OCSC’s USL Pro affiliate, I was interested to see who LCFC might get from the big club (as was coach James O’Connor, apparently) It is increasingly rare to see players taken in the SuperDraft actually make the first team for their MLS club. This is a good thing for player development in the U.S., as MLS rosters are finally becoming quality enough not to need college talent to fill gaps on the field.

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