Louisville City takes new Chicago Fire loanee on 3-match road trip starting in Montreal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville City FC took a new player with them as they hit the road this week to take on FC Montreal, Rochester and the Chicago Fire -- before returning to Slugger Field next Saturday.
The team's 10-day rest comes on the heels of six games in 18 days, in which City went unbeaten and earned that stop in Chicago to play MLS's Fire in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Just as the team touched down in Montreal, the club announced they brought along loanee Collin Fernandez. The 18-year-old midfielder comes to Louisville from the Chicago Fire, where made four appearances with the Fire Reserve team last year.
"Collin is a very young, talented player who also has national team experience," Louisville head coach James O'Connor said. "We feel he will be a good addition to our squad and we look forward to playing a part in his development."
Fernandez scored 16 goals in 25 matches while playing up an age group with the U-18 Chicago Fire. He is also a member of the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team player pool.
Fernandez has been with Louisville for two weeks on trial and will be available for the match against Montreal, which kicks off a three-match road trip. You can see video of Collin at practice last week here.
In the club's first trip to Canada, City (4-1-5) will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to seven against FC Montreal (1-7-1) in Stade Saputo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (You can watch a live stream of that match above).
Montreal has taken only four points this season, earning their first draw this past weekend against New York Red Bulls II. The MLS II side has suffered seven losses, taking their only victory from the Charleston Battery on May 14.
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