LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- FC Cincinnati lost 5-0 to Louisville City FC Saturday evening at Louisville Slugger Field.
The loss brought the Orange and Blue a single-game high with keeper Mitch Hildebrandt giving up five goals. Louisville City won the River Cities Cup with the win, and FC Cincinnati falls to 8-8-7.
FCC was on the defense early on; Hildebrandt made four saves in the first ten minutes of the match. LouCity’s Niall McCabe gave Louisville their first goal in the 16th minute off of a ball from Sean Totsch.
Officials issued FC Cincinnati defender Sem de Wit a red card in the 36th minute for tripping Luke Spencer, who was on a breakaway. Playing with a man advantage, Louisville blasted 11 shots in the first half, with nine on goal.
Just before the half, Spencer drove a header past Hildebrandt for the 2-0 lead. Spencer’s header was off of a corner from Oscar Jimenez. Spencer would assist two more goals for Louisville City.
LouCity took 19 more shots in the second half. Mark-Anthony Kaye received a give-and-go off Spencer in the 57th minute. Kaye put the ball in the back of the net for a 3-0 lead.
Richard Ballard (72nd minute) and Sean Reynolds (83rd minute) would finish out the scoring for Louisville City.
The Orange and Blue hosts the New York Red Bulls at Nippert Stadium in the semifinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at 8 p.m.