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Louisville City FC hires Sporting KC official as president

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville City FC named its first President Wednesday. The incoming minor league soccer franchise appointed Djorn Buchholz as the club’s director.

Buchholz comes to Louisville from Sporting Kansas City, last year’s MLS Cup winners. In Kansas City, Buchholz served as Director of Fan Experience. He worked to improve the experience at the club, where the new stadium, built in 2012, has averaged capacity crowds.

“I’m extremely excited to arrive in Louisville and start this new role,” Buchholz said in a press release. “I can’t want to meet The Coopers and all of the fans that will help us create a model franchise for USL-Pro.”

The Coopers, a fan group that has been instrumental in bringing the franchise to town, welcomed Buchholz on twitter Wednesday, eager to set up a meeting to help him out.

Buchholz will start in Louisville on August 4th, to prepare the club for its inaugural season beginning in march of 2015. Buchholz brings 13 years of experience in professional soccer management to his new role.

He has worked previously in the USL (Louisville City’s league), the North American Soccer League and the MLS.

Louisville City FC has been accepting deposits to reserve season tickets for next year on its website since early June. Team owner Wayne Estopinal tells WDRB that reservations for upper deck seating at Louisville Slugger Field have already sold out for the 2015 season.

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