MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis 901 FC hit the road Tuesday in search of offense as it faced its biggest challenge of the season so far.
901 traveled to Kentucky to face defending United Soccer League Champion Louisville City FC.
The game took place at Louisville’s Triple-A- Baseball Stadium, which is somewhat similar to Memphis’ AutoZone Park.
Louisville started the scoring in the 33rd minute.
Magnus Rasmussen got a lucky rebound off a blocked shot by 901 Defender Todd Prazner to take a 1-0 lead.
Just before the half, Set Piece for 901 FC was looking for the equalizer, but Prazner couldn’t find Cam Lindley’s beauty of a free kick in front of the goal. Too much traffic to get a good touch.
Second half, Louisville caught a break on a transition when Praztner missed a chance to clear near midfield allowing Mbacke Thiam to get behind him tracking down the ball
Thiam with the big run and cross into Luckymore Mkosana who tipped it past Scott Levine. 2-0 Louisville and the celebration ensued for City Fans.
But, 901 didn’t lay down.
Keep pressure late. 71st minute, Cam Lindley’s corner kick found Josh Gordan for the header.
He put it on goal that was blocked, but Thiam with his own goal trying to clear..
That’s as close as Memphis would get.
Louisville went on to win it, final score 2-1.
Memphis falls to 1-6-2 on the Season and 901 FC returns home for its next game.
They will play against Birmingham Legion FC Saturday Afternoon.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m. at AutoZone Park.