(Louisville City FC release )
Louisville, KY — Louisville picked up right where they left off from last week's 6-2 victory over the OKC Energy by beating the Richmond Kickers in front of a record crowd of 8,254 at Louisville Slugger Field on Independence Day.
City was in control throughout, and got the scoring going in the 16th minute when Bryan Burke and Matt Fondy connected. Burke brought the ball into a dangerous position and crossed the ball in from the right side of the 18-yard box. Matt Fondy finished the play with a chest deflection that sent the ball into the back of the net for the lead to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
Richmond pushed to net an equalizer in the first half. Scott Goodwin, in a Man of the Match performance, was equally determined to keep the visitors off the board and City took a 1-0 lead into the locker room.
Coming out of the half, City continued to push the pace and won a corner in the early going of the second half. With Enrique Montano taking the corner, Tarek Morad made a near-post run. Morad headed Montano's ball past Richmond keeper Ryan Taylor for the 2-0 lead in the 50th minute.
The purple and gold didn't stop the scoring there as Magus Rasmussen got loose about 25 yards from the goal and let a rocket fire from just inside the box. Rasmussen's 61st minute goal was his fifth goal of the season and gave City the 3-0 advantage, which would be the final score.
City keeper Scott Goodwin recorded his 6th clean sheet of this season, which puts him second in the league, and Matt Fondy's 10th goal tied him for the league lead.