LOUISVILLE, KY – Hartford Athletic took the early lead against the two-time defending champions Lousiville City FC. Athletic striker Jose Angulo whipped in a beautiful ball in the 6' to a sliding Jonny Brown who finished his first goal of the season.
Louisville City FC striker Luke Spencer answered in the 14' finishing a well-worked build up to even up the score 1-1. Athletic continued to create great chances throughout the first half only to see an unlucky deflection by defender Sem De Wit hit the back of the Hartford net for an own goal in the 33'.
After returning from the locker room for the second half, Hartford Athletic created chance after chance throughout a dominant second half that was the best of the season for the young club. Athletic took the two-time defending champs to the wire but in the end came up just short falling 2-1.
Shots: 21-18 Hartford
Shots on Target: 8-4 Louisville
Corner Kicks: 10-6 Hartford
Fouls Committed: 12-11 Hartford
Saves: 6-3 Hartford
Offside: 2-1 Hartford
Possession: 55-45 Louisville
Passing Accuracy: 73-70 Louisville
Jonathan Brown (Jose Angulo) 6'
Luke Spencer (Magnus Rasmussen) 14'
Sem de Wit (OG) 33'
HFD - Nikolaj Lyngø (yellow) 4', Mads Jørgensen (yellow) 67', Sem de Wit (yellow) 90+4'
LOU - Luke Spencer (yellow) 90'
LOUISVILLE CITY FC STARTING LINEUP
Benjamin Lundt, Alexis Souahy, Paco Craig, Sean Totsch, Magnus Rasmussen (Taylor Peay 73'), George Davis IV (Pat McMahon 90+3'), Niall McCabe, Oscar Jimenez, Brian Ownby, Abdou Mbacke Thiam (Lucky Mkosana 62') , Luke Spencer (c)
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Jacob Lissek; Tyler David, Sem de Wit, Nikolaj Lyngo, Raymond Lee; Philip Rasmussen (c), Jonathan Brown (Alex Dixon 71'), Mads Jorgensen, Ryan Williams (Wojciech Wójcik 87'), Sebastian Dalgaard, Jose Angulo (Mac Steeves 73').