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The United Soccer League this week announced a nine-game 2021 Academy League schedule for Louisville City FC, which will compete within the East-Central Division.
Play starts June 13 and runs through Aug. 7 with the schedule structured around the first team’s season. Young players, including seven who signed USL Academy contracts with LouCity earlier this year, will get the opportunity for minutes in a highly competitive setting. The goal is a clearer path to professional appearances.
In order to ease the burden of travel while still offering an elite level of competition and youth development programming, the USL Academy League’s founding member clubs have been divided into seven regions: Northeast, Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, East Central, South Central and Southwest.
LouCity will host home games at its new Champions Park training facility. Opponents’ first teams compete in the USL Championship and USL League Two.
Visit the USL Academy website for more information.
LouCity’s 2021 USL Academy League schedule
June 13: LouCity vs. Kings Hammer SC (11 a.m.)
June 18: LouCity vs. Grand Rapids FC (12 p.m.)
June 22: LouCity vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (6 p.m.)
July 10: Cleveland Force SC vs. LouCity (11 a.m.)
July 14: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. LouCity (Time TBD)
July 20: Kings Hammer SC vs. LouCity (7 p.m.)
July 25: Flint City Bucks Academy vs. LouCity (Time TBD)
Aug. 1: LouCity vs. Flint City Bucks Academy (11 a.m.)
Aug. 7: Indy Eleven vs. LouCity (11:15 a.m.)