LOUISVILLE– Louisville City Football Club announced its initial roster moves ahead of the 2019 USL Season in March. All of the signings are pending league and federation approval; per club policy, terms of individual contracts will not be released.
LouCity welcomes back nine members from the 2017 and 2018 triumphs and 14 total members from the 2018 USL Cup-winning side. Club captain Paolo DelPiccolo returns, as do the other members of the former player-coach “Triumvirate” in midfielder George Davis IV and forward Luke Spencer. In addition, after setting the LouCity single-season record for clean sheets, goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh will also return as a member of Los Morados.
The full list of players currently under contract for head coach John Hackworth include:
Goalkeepers Greg Ranjitsingh, Chris Hubbard; Defenders Oscar Jimenez, Alexis Souahy, Sean Totsch, Shaun Francis, Pat McMahon; Midfielders Paolo DelPiccolo, Jose Carranza, Magnus Rasmussen, Richard Ballard, Brian Ownby, George Davis IV; Forward Luke Spencer.
After securing a high number of returning players, Hackworth described the impact it will have coming into the 2019 season:
“I cannot overstate the importance of being able to bring back a significant part of our core group from last season. Character in the locker room is one of the few things you cannot measure but will absolutely be the primary driver of our success in the 2019 season. We have so many talented individuals and each member of this returning group will serve an important role as we look to accomplish our goal of repeating as USL champions again next year.”
Louisville City FC Roster as of Wednesday, November 21:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Chris Hubbard, Greg Ranjitsingh
DEFENDERS (5): Shaun Francis, Oscar Jimenez, Pat McMahon, Alexis Souahy, Sean Totsch
MIDFIELDERS (6): Richard Ballard, Jose Carranza, George Davis IV, Paolo DelPiccolo, Brian Ownby, Magnus Rasmussen
FORWARDS (1): Luke Spencer
Louisville City FC’s 2019 preseason is set to begin in early February with a trip to renowned training facility IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.