LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville City FC advanced in the postseason with a 1-0 victory over Miami FC on Saturday night.
Jorge Gonzalez scored the match's only goal in the 74th minute for the Central Division winners. LouCity (19-7-7) ended the night with seven shots on target to Miami FC's two, but possession was nearly evenly split.
Miami (16-11-6) managed just two shots on goal in its season-ending match in front of a crowd of 9,097 at Lynn Family Stadium.
LouCity best chance in the first half came in the 30th minute during a sustained attack.
Oscar Jimenez placed a through ball to Brian Ownby in transition, but the shot from outside the box was blocked.
Jonathan Gomez gathered the ball and lined a shot toward the net, which was saved and deflected toward Paolo DelPiccolo. The midfielder's ensuing shot from the left side of the six-yard box was saved.
After several chances early in the second half, LouCity created its go-ahead goal in the 74th minute.
Corben Bone tapped a pass to Gonzalez in the center of the box. The forward sliced a kick into the corner of the net for the tie-breaking score.
"We had good chances in the first half, so we weren't worried about scoring the goal," Gonzalez said. "We knew it was going to come."
LouCity's playoff record improved to 17-4 all-time with the win. The club will host Charlotte Independence in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
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