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Louisville City FC Updates, Opinions & Trash Talk
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The USL Kickabout: December 20, 2016

Yes, I skipped last week. Yes, this one’s a day late. It’s almost Christmas. Go do something with your family!

Louisville City:


  • Dane Kelly’s going to Reno 1868 for 2017, so we’ll probably never see him again. He scored six goals for Swope Park last season.
  • Charleston Battery is bringing back most of their roster for the new season, which isn’t much of a surprise from one of the most consistent teams in USL year in and out.
  • From Reddit, a chart of teams’ returning rosters by minutes played in 2016. Louisville City’s in better shape than you might think!
  • Harrisburg City Islanders new president Thiago Lopes is looking to ride the “new vibe” in Harrisburg, which is the funniest thing I’ve written all month.

Local College Soccer:

Other American Soccer:

  • The Sounders won MLS Cup on PKs after a pretty damn boring 120 minutes of scoreless soccer.
  • MLS Cult of Personality Don Garber released his list of new expansion cities, which isn’t important because Louisville isn’t on it and that’s totally fine.
  • Teams are leaving NASL for USL! Or not! Nobody knows!


  • 2016, in a nutshell: