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After 4 points on the road, Louisville City sets sights on Rochester: 'It's theirs to lose'

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“I think, from our standpoint with Rochester, the league is theirs to lose,” Coach James O’Connor said Monday. “In our first year, to be competing for a league title with six games to go is very, very good.” “I think, from our standpoint with Rochester, the league is theirs to lose,” Coach James O’Connor said Monday. “In our first year, to be competing for a league title with six games to go is very, very good.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – As Louisville City FC closes in on the playoffs, their sights are still squarely set on catching Richmond one game at a time.

“I think, from our standpoint with Rochester, the league is theirs to lose,” Coach James O’Connor said Monday. “In our first year, to be competing for a league title with six games to go is very, very good.”

Both Rochester and Louisville have six games left on the schedule. Four of those are home games for the Rhinos, who sit five points ahead of Louisville in the Eastern Conference.

“We’re just focusing on what we have to do,” said midfielder Niall McCabe.

This week, that means preparing for the third place Charleston Battery, who will visit Louisville Slugger Field Saturday night.  

“It’ll be a tough game for us, so our focus is on that,” O’Connor said.

Louisville returns this weekend from a road trip, on which the team snagged four points with a big win over the Harrisburg City Islanders 5-2 and a 2-2 draw with Tulsa.

“Better than zero,” McCabe said of the four points the team got on the road. “When you’re on the road, you’re just looking to get as many points as you can.”

But the trip wasn’t without its highlights as veteran striker Matt Fondy notched four goals -- earning his third player of the week nod -- in the game against Harrisburg and an incredible free kick against Tulsa landed Aodhan Quinn on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays Saturday night.

“Everyone’s chipping in and that’s what’s good about this team, everyone can score,” McCabe said. “It’s not just Matt – even though he’s doing a pretty good job of it.”

Quinn’s early free kick goal against Tulsa came in at number five on the Top 10 Plays late Saturday night and both club and league officials have been ecstatic with the attention.

“It was a great strike. It was worthy of Sportscenter. I’m surprised it was number five. I thought it would be much higher,” McCabe said. “I knew he was good at them and you can always tell when players have that kind of technique.”

“It was a fantastic goal – a goal capable of winning any game at any level,” O’Connor said.

But with work to do to catch Rochester, O’Connor and his club want to turn their attention to what’s always most important for them.

“We want to keep worrying about the next game -- three more points -- then we can worry about the next game,” McCabe said.

Louisville City will take on Charleston Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Related: Louisville City's Aodhan Quinn makes Sportscenter Top 10 with curled free kick

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