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Tyler Gibson signs new deal with Louisville City FC

By Staff, 12/08/22, 1:00PM EST


Veteran midfielder set for third season at club, has made 111 appearances in Championship over career

Louisville City FC midfielder Tyler Gibson made 32 appearances for the club during the 2022 campaign, and has made 111 regular-season appearances overall in the USL Championship during his career. | Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC announced on Thursday the club had signed midfielder Tyler Gibson to a new contract ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. Terms of the transaction, which is pending league and federation approval, were not disclosed.

Gibson will enter his third season at LouCity next spring after arriving in 2021 from rival Indy Eleven. He has solidified a starting role since then, ranking among the club’s leaders last season in passes (1,363) and accuracy in the opponent’s half (89.5%) during LouCity’s record-breaking 2022 campaign.

“Tyler played a significant role in our success this year,” said LouCity Head Coach Danny Cruz. “His ability to read the game and his tactical understanding of how we want to play was key to being difficult to score against. He is a leader in our locker room and knows what it means to play for this club. We are looking forward to having him back and continuing to build this roster to push toward a USL Championship title.” 

Louisville eclipsed 20 wins for the first time and accumulated a club-high 72 points during the regular season. Gibson was a staple in the holding midfield, starting 29 of his 32 appearances.

“I'm excited to be in Louisville again this coming season,” Gibson said. “I look forward to getting back to work to bring that third star to this city.”

A native of Knoxville, Tenn., the 31-year-old played collegiately at UNC Charlotte before a well-traveled professional career that saw him represent five clubs before establishing himself in Louisville. Gibson has made 111 regular-season appearances in the Championship during his career, logging 8,676 minutes of action in the center of midfield.

Gibson’s re-signing marks LouCity’s 20th returning player announced to date.

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