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Louisville City can't overcome 4th-minute goal, suffers first home loss of season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Before the 7,454 fans could settle into their seats at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday night, the home team had surrendered the quickest goal in the franchise's short history.

The 4th minute goal put Louisville City FC back on its heels right out of the gate, and New York Red Bulls II wouldn't surrender the lead the rest of the way.

City lost 2-0 to New York, the team's first-ever home loss.

"I knew we were gonna be tired, (but) I didn't realize were were gonna bet that tired," Louisville City head coach James O'Connor said, commenting on the team's fourth game in 10 days. 

"We definitely looked exhausted. When you looks at the goals, decision making ... we didn't look anywhere like ourselves."

The third-minute goal by Konrad Plewa put City in a hole early. Off a Louisville turnover, Plewa found the ball in space and finished past goalkeeper Scott Goodwin.

Louisville had plenty of chances as the first half went on, but couldn't capitalize.

And shortly after halftime, New York padded its lead.

Derrick Etienne, who is just 17-years-old, controlled the ball on the right side of the box and finished past Goodwin, extending the margin to 2-0.

Louisville actually outshot New York, 14-8, but couldn't manage to match the visitors' efficiency on goal.

"We didn't had a whole lot of chances tonight, but we still had a couple of half-decent chance ... I still have a lot to be positive about," O'Connor said. "It just looked to be a step too much for us tonight."

Right back Bryan Burke echoed O'Connor's sentiment, saying it was just one of those nights for Louisville's offense.

"There were a lot of good balls put in," Burke said. "I thin it was jut unlucky. We've got to work on connecting on those."

With the loss, City remains in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

They'll have the week off before welcoming Oklahoma City to Louisville Slugger Field next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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