Just when it seemed like Louisville City FC was going to take their first loss in franchise history, Kadeem Dacres moved to his left and fired a curling shot near post that, Pittsburgh Riverhounds keeper, Ryan Thompson didnâ€™t see until it was too late. The goal, superbly finished in stoppage time somehow kept Louisville City FC unbeaten.
For the first 90 minutes it did not appear to be Lou Cityâ€™s day. The visitors were denied several times by Thompson including an opportunity early on for Niall McCabe who had a one-on-one with the keeper that was kept out.
The quick turn around of games appeared to possibly be too much for the young club especially in the 38th minute. A Riverhound goal from Fejiro Okiomah off of a free kick forced Louisville to have to play from behind for the first time.
Louisville City has now allowed only three goals this season. All three have come off of or shortly after a free kick.
The first half came to a close with a scoreline Louisville City FC has become very familiar with. Only this time, they were on the wrong end of 1-0.
The Riverhounds had chances to double their advantage but Scott Goodwin worked hard to keep his club in the match. Just as time was running out, the visitors would have their best chance yet. Magnus Rasmussen did well to get the ball into the penalty area and drew contact. The referee pointed to the spot as the Riverhound faithful protested what they thought was a soft tackle.
Matt Fondy would take the PK but Thompson would come up big again. The keeper guessed right deflecting it back to Fondy, who would have another go at it only to see his rebound saved again by Thompson.
Three points appeared to be locked up for Pittsburgh at that point but it wasnâ€™t long after that Dacres gave Louisville City FC fans what they had been waiting for all game. The midfielderâ€™s goal was nothing shy of excellent, rescuing a point for Lou City and keeping them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.VT