LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Louisville City head coach James O'Connor says Louisville City's match Saturday at Cincinnati should have been played later in the day.
When the match started Saturday at 4 p.m, temperatures were in the 90s but on the field at Nippert Stadium, they reached triple digits. Both teams had to take a water break in each half to keep the players safe but O'Connor said at his weekly press conference, it wasn't enough.
“Andrew’s (Lubahn) feet have burns. A couple of the guys have heat exhaustion,” said O’Connor. “When you start to get players health put at risk, that’s where the line needs to be drawn.”
Louisville City lost Saturday 2-0, ending their 17 match USL unbeaten streak. Louisville City returns Saturday to play Orlando City B at 7:30 p.m.
Louisville is in first place by a point in front of the New York Red Bulls II in the Eastern Conference standings.
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