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March to the Match: Harrisburg City Islanders

WHO:

Harrisburg City Islanders, 6-14-3, 21 points, 12th place Eastern Conference

WHAT:

Louisville City’s return leg against the Islanders in their 23rd USL match of the season.

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 10, Anno Domini 2016, 7:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

WHERE:

Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

WATCH:

At the stadium, with us! Or with someone else! But we’re pretty much the best! But if you can’t make it because it’s a school night (BOOOOOOOOO) then you can watch it under the covers here on YouTube:

WHO, AGAIN?

Harrisburg isn’t very good. They’re frankly a pretty good opponent for Louisville City to build up some confidence against. That said, the City Islanders can take advantage of chances if given the opportunity, so let’s not do that, mmkay? I think Jose Barril is the engine that makes that team go, and he’s one to watch tonight. Here’s Taylor Hamblin with more:

Keys to the Game Harrisburg:

First off this team is out of playoff contention, sitting at the 3 rd from the bottom spot with 21 points. After a devastating loss to New York Red Bulls 2, they will be looking to get back on track.

The first key to the game is get some defense going and play for 90 full minutes. Harrisburg in the same boat they were last year and that is exactly what happened. No major defensive signings taken its toll. The defense as a whole needs a major revamping if Harrisburg wants to be a competitive team. Against New York, they looked awful; my Under 9 team could have played better than they did. Anyway it seemed like Red Bulls were the best team in the USL if Harrisburg were a middle table team.

Another big key for Harrisburg is closing out the game. 25 of the 44 goals scored on them have come in the 2nd half. The final key will be to control the midfield.

Keys LCFC:

The main key is going to be finishing the damn ball!!! I’ve said in pervious previews we have to shut out games. We have the attacking prowess of New York but we can’t score as often as them. We have the talent; it’s just executing the final shot that needs to improve.

Prediction: 2 0 LCFC

It’s time to Float like a butterfly and Sting like a bee. The goalie can’t save what he can’t see!!!

Thanks, Taylor!

ACTUAL MARCH TO THE MATCH:

Join the Coopers at the Troll Pub at 2nd and Washington around 6:00, or hook up with us when we march to the stadium at 7 from Against the Grain or your favorite tailgate spot.

COME ON, CITY!