skip navigation

LouCity Enters Championship Final as Favorite

By Staff, 11/11/19, 8:52AM EST


Club’s home playoff dominance, title game history leaves Monarchs looking for upset

Louisville City FC is favored to earn its third consecutive victory in the USL Championship Final by predictive website | Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC will enter Sunday’s 2019 USL Championship Final as a solid favorite to earn its third consecutive league title, with rating the two-time defending champion a 64-percent chance to lift the trophy at Lynn Stadium after facing Western Conference champion Real Monarchs SLC.

After securing its third consecutive trip to the Championship Final in dramatic fashion on Saturday afternoon against Indy Eleven, Louisville will look to add to a postseason winning streak that sits at 11 games overall when it welcomes the Monarchs. Holding a 33.3 SPI rating on the predictive analytics site, LouCity currently ranks No. 396 in the site’s world rankings ahead of clubs like Liga MX’s FC Juarez and Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact, which earlier this year won the Canadian Championship to earn a place in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

The Monarchs sit with a 32.2 rating after their victory against El Paso Locomotive FC to sit in 410th place in the overall rankings, also placing it ahead of the Impact and last-place Liga MX club Lobos BUAP. Real will have to overturn not only Louisville’s remarkable postseason home winning streak – LouCity has never lost at home in the USL Championship Playoffs, going 12-0-0 in its history – but the Championship Final history that has seen the visiting side fall in every previous edition.

After earning victory on the road previously this postseason against 2019 Regular Season Title-Winner Phoenix Rising FC when it was a 26 percent chance to advance, however, the Monarchs will be hoping to spring one more surprise.

Kickoff on Sunday night is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, with live coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes in the United States.

Follow the USL Championship

Most Recent News

Most Read News

Latest Videos

  • Somos Familia – The Lucero Family

  • By Staff 01/25/2021, 8:20pm EST
  • New Mexico United’s short documentary follows family whose passionate fandom brought them to Colorado Springs in 2020 season.
  • Read More