April 23, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Louisville City FC vs Toronto FC II Match Preview (from torontofc.ca)

Match Preview: Toronto FC II at Louisville City FC
April 23, 2017
12:48PM EDT
Adam Krueger

Who: Toronto FC II (1-2-2) at Louisville City FC (3-0-2)

When: Saturday, April 29. 7:30 PM ET

Where: Louisville Slugger Stadium

Live Stream: tfc2.ca

The Young Reds will look to extend their unbeaten streak to three matches as they travel south 
to take on powerhouse Louisville City FC.

Jason Bent’s team is currently riding a shutout streak of 220 minutes following consecutive 
scoreless draws. The team sits tied atop the USL in clean sheets with three. Last season, 
TFC II recorded just a single clean sheet.

This will be the fifth meeting all-time between the two clubs. Louisville has defeated the Reds 
on all four previous occasions, including twice last season.

Louisville City FC currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference. James O’Conner’s 
side once again looks to be a contender. Coming off a 2016 season that saw City finish second 
in the East and come within penalty kicks of reaching the USL finals expectations are high 
in the derby city.

Last week, City strolled into Cincinnati and stole a point in front of 20,000 fans 
at Nippert Stadium. Lou City has yet to be defeated in 2017 and has conceded just three times. 
If there is a knock on this year’s Louisville squad, it is its lack of weapons going forward. 
The team lost their leading goal scorer Chandler Hoffman to the Real Monarchs in the offseason. 
Hoffman scored a quarter of Louisville’s goals last season.

Jason Bent should have a full squad of players to pick from come Saturday night. Lars Eckenrode 
remains the only player out due to injury.

Players to watch:

George Davis IV: The veteran of over 150 USL games has scored three goals for City this season. 
The 29-year-old forward is in his second season with Lou City. Davis has generated 11 shots 
so far this season, good for 10th in the league.

Paolo Del Piccolo: The midfielder is in his second season with Lou City. The native 
of Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the main man in the midfield for City. He has completed 
a team-leading 279 passes at an 81% pass accuracy. Del Piccolo has completed 93.4% of his passes 
in his own half. 

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