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Louisville City FC unveils new logo, awards finalists in design contest

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Finalists David Walker, Casey Cook and Michael Manning await the unveiling. Finalists David Walker, Casey Cook and Michael Manning await the unveiling.
Honorary finalists Malcolm and Allison unveil the new logo with coach James O'Connor. Honorary finalists Malcolm and Allison unveil the new logo with coach James O'Connor.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- At halftime of the USA v. Portugal game Sunday, the group responsible for selecting a new logo for the incoming USL-Pro soccer team unveiled their decision. 

The winning logo was designed by Michael Manning, of New Albany, who wins a $500 stipend, as well as some other perks including tickets to the first game. The other finalists, David Walker and Casey Cook, were awarded a $150 prize. 

Two honorary finalists, Malcolm and Allison, were given signed soccer balls for their hand-drawn submissions.  

The logo design contest was announced the same day the team's move to Louisville was announced. When the team's first logo was unveiled, featuring a gold fleur-de-lis superimposed on a purple bourbon barrel, fans voiced both concern and support for the logo. A controversy that soon garnered some fleeting national attention

The contest stipulated that all entries must incorporate the colors purple and gold, the fleur-de-lis and a bourbon barrel. 

The logo unveiling was held as part of a game watch party for the world cup Sunday as the United States Men's National Team, or USMNT for short, took on Portugal in group play.

The Louisville Coopers, a local pro-soccer supporters group, worked out a deal with Sports and Social at Fourth Street Live to set up a big screen in the middle of the street to watch the game. The event was open to all and saw a good turn out. 

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