By Chris Megginson
Two-time defending UCL Cup Champions Louisville City FC avenged a home loss in March to the Birmingham Legion with a 3-0 shutout win at BBVA Compass Field on a rainy Saturday night, May 11.
Magnus Rasmussen gave Louisville a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, followed by a Lucky Mkosana goal in the 23rd minute for a two-goal lead at the half. Louisville extended its lead in the 53rd minute when Luke Spencer slid into the box to tap in a goal.
Chandler Hoffman had two shots on goal saved by his former team in the 30th and 60th minutes.
Birmingham (3-4-2) won the previous meeting in Louisville, 3-2, on March 31.
The Legion remain home Wednesday, May 15, when it hosts West Chester United SC at 7 p.m. in the U.S. Open Cup Second Round. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Birmingham travels to North Carolina FC on Saturday, May 18, for a 6 p.m. CT start, televised on My68.