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Tue, Dec 16

Djorn Buchholz resigns as Louisville City president; Amanda Duffy tagged as replacement

By Taylor P. Sorrels:

The Coopers were made aware on Sunday afternoon that Louisville City FC’s first president, Djorn Buchholz had resigned from his position with the club, effective, essentially, immediately. Vice President of Operations Amanda Duffy has been named as his replacement in the same role.

The news was obviously quite a surprise to Coopers leadership. In the time he was with the club, Buchholz took great pains to engage with the Coopers, appearing on multiple podcasts and joining us for events and meetings. He will no doubt be missed, and we as a supporters club wish him nothing but the best in whatever direction his future may take him.

With respect to Duffy, while she is new(ish) to Louisville City FC, she’s not without a stacked resume, having been director of USL’s W-League prior to joining LCFC. We have nothing but confidence that she is up for the task of running the club in its inaugural season, and look forward to working with her for the best fan experience possible going forward.

Tue, Dec 16

Courier-Journal reports that Louisville City FC president has resigned

More to come…

Mon, Dec 15

What the new developments out of the USL Pro AGM means for Louisville City

By Taylor P. Sorrels:

Chances are high that unless you a) work for Louisville City FC or b) are one of the board members for the Coopers, you had no idea that USL Pro held their annual general meeting in Clearwater, Florida last weekend. But now you do! And, hoo boy, are there a lot of changes afoot. Read more »

Fri, Dec 05

WE HAVE PLAYERS TO CHEER FOR!

Per Jonathan Lintner at the Courier-Journal:

[Juan] Guzman is a veteran who [Coach James] O’Connor, a former Orlando City Soccer Club player, faced off against in the 2013 USL Pro championship. He’s a 28-year-old Charlotte, N.C., native entering his sixth season in the league.

“He has very good attributes,” O’Connor said. “He’s a holding midfielder, so he can play a specific role and he’s going to be a very good asset for us.”

[Kadeem] Dacres, 23, is a former Chicago Fire draft pick but wasn’t signed by the Major League Soccer club. The Rosedale, N.Y., native went on to score three goals and add an assist last season with the Arizona United.

“Kadeem is a talented player who is fast, direct and a real threat to opposing teams,” O’Connor said. “He has great potential and I think he is one that will really excite our fans this upcoming season.”

The first-year head coach pulled [Guy] Abend, 24, from an Israeli league he scored two goals last season.

“He is a player I’ve had my eye on for a while,” O’Connor said. “I’m thrilled we could come to terms.”

THIS IS AWESOME! We Ka-deem this Juan special day in Louisville soccer history, you Guy(s)!

Sat, Nov 15

Coopers Annual General Meeting/MLS Cup Final Watch Party!

One year ago, we launched The Coopers and our pursuit of pro soccer at a 2013 MLS Cup broadcast party. One year later, it’s time to celebrate an amazing year and get ready for Louisville City FC’s 2015 debut season.

Join us at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands (933 Baxter Ave) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, for a live broadcast of MLS Cup 2014. Drink specials, great food, the unveiling of our 2015 scarf design (which you can pre-order that day), visits from Louisville City honchos and more. [RSVP on Facebook]

SCARF SLOGAN VOTING
Help choose the slogan that will adorn our 2015 inaugural season scarves… vote online now. Winning slogan announced at the MLS Cup party on Dec. 7.

BOARD NOMINATIONS
We need some new talent to steer us into our inaugural season in the supporters section at Slugger Field. Would you consider serving in a board position, or as an at-large member? Take a look at the positions online and nominate yourself. Our board meets once a month over beer, so you’ll want to do this.

Our membership will elect our 2015 officers at the Dec. 7 MLS Cup watch party. You must be present, but not necessarily sober, to vote.

If you share our goal of having the rowdiest supporters section in the league next season, nominating yourself for a leadership role is how you can ensure we make it happen. JOIN US!

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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

LCFC President Djorn Buchholz joins Maplex, Tim, and John McCulloch to talk Louisville City news, season tickets, and lighting things on fire during games. LISTEN UP!

Recorded and produced by Maplex Monk at the Creative Community Studios

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