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Louisville City shuts out Legion, 3-0

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.

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