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!
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.
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.
By Eric Major (@LouBoardingCrew)
Last week, Real Salt Lake announced Tyrone Marshall, manager of Derby City Rovers, as their new Assistant Coach.
As the close season begins its gradual descent into the start of a new campaign, it is also a time for transition. Traditionally, rosters are in transition at this point. Meaning that transfer movement is picking up, and all sorts of moves are being made to bolster squads before the new season kicks off.
Sometimes other things come along to complicate the transitions. For example, the Derby City Rovers recently had their manager and technical director, Tyrone Marshall, get hired by Real Salt Lake. As someone who watched DCR a lot last season, Real Salt Lake are getting a hell of a coaching talent. They are getting, in him, a man with a drive to succeed and develop, that would have made him a legend. Read more »
By Taylor Sorrels (@AbGatorade)
This afternoon, Louisville City FC announced that it has signed two new players to join Kadeem Dacres, Guy Abend and Juan Guzman on Elsie’s inaugural roster: Sean Reynolds and Adam “Not Batman” West. Per Jonathan Lintner at the Courier-Journal, “West, a 28-year-old from Washington, played for FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League, where he made 10 appearances in 2012. He spent the last two years with the Seattle Sounders’ development team while returning from injuries.”
Reynolds’ last club spot was with the ill-fated VSI Tampa Bay something or other, a USL Pro club that only operated for one year before shutting down operations.
So what can we expect from these guys this coming spring? To the Wikipedia Page, Not Batman!
Brian Davis, Timothy Clark, Maplex Monk, and most of Maplex’s immediate family got together before Christmas to talk LCFC, USMNT, and other soccer stuff. Listen up!
Recorded and produced by Maplex Monk at the Creative Community Studios.
We’re joined by American Outlaws Louisville’s Brian Davis and Louisville City FC’s VP of ticket sales Mark Baxter this episode to talk tickets, MLS Cup, and all things LCFC!
Recorded and produced by Maplex Monk at the Creative Community Studios