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The USL Kickabout: October 31, 2016

There are a lot of places you can get your soccer news. We’re gonna try to make this one of them! The season is over, so news will be sparse. You’ll be fine.

Louisville City:

  • Ah, look. There’s no actual news.
  • James O’Connor is watching a lot of video.
  • Chandler Hoffman was in LA yesterday to watch the Galaxy play the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Those are the skinniest skinny jeans I think I’ve ever seen.
  • Sean Reynolds is helping LCFC run its winter youth clinics, which I think is a good sign that he’ll be back next season fingerscrossed.


Local College Soccer:

  • UofL men’s soccer’s regular season is over. They finished 2nd in the ACC Atlantic division, just a point ahead of Clemson despite a loss to the Tigers on Friday night. The Cardinals’ run in the ACC Tournament starts on Sunday as a #3 seed at Lynn Stadium against the winner of NC State vs. Virginia. Louisville has an excellent chance of making the NCAA Tournament regardless of results in the conference championship.
  • The Lady Cards dropped their final game of the season against Virginia last Thursday. They finished tenth in the ACC on the season, and did not qualify for the ACC Championship tournament.
  • Kentucky’s women lost their last regular season game on Friday last week against Georgia, and failed to qualify for the SEC Tournament.
  • Kentucky’s men, however, are on a four match winning streak and find themselves second in Conference USA after beating Marshall 3-0 last night in Lexington. The Cats wind up their regular season on Friday at South Carolina in a match that will determine whether the Cats get at #2 seed in the CUSA Tournament, starting on Wednesday next week in the tourism hotbed of Huntington, West Virginia.

Other Soccer:

  • MLS Cup second round games were actually pretty lit yesterday. All of the lower-seeded home teams won, which begs the question: why not give the higher seed the option of whether they want to play their home match first? FC Dallas won the Supporters’ Shield this season and now have to dig out of a 3-0 hole against Seattle. It’s not happening.
  • Leslie Jones of SNL and the Ghostbusters reboot (no judgment) apparently discovered soccer yesterday and live-tweeted a couple MLS Cup games. It was a great time until Soccer Twitter woke up and tried to ruin it. RUN AWAY, LESLIE, RUN AWAY.
  • Gareth Bale just signed a six year deal with Real Madrid so unless something super weird happens, he’s not coming back, Spurs fans.
  • Kentucky’s high school state soccer tournaments started last weekend; here’s a look at the current boys’ bracket and the girls’ bracket. Trinity, who was undefeated all season and post season, lost in the 7th Region finals to an on-fire Collegiate on October 19. Just for sake of comparison, Collegiate scored 162 goals on the season and scored double digit goals in SIX GAMES. Second place in the region? Trinity with 78. Absurd.