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NWSL poised to announce Louisville expansion team

United Soccer League Championship club Louisville City FC is on the brink of landing a sister team in the National Women’s Soccer League.

A press conference has been called for October 22, which will be attended by NWSL president Amanda Duffy, Louisville City chairman John Neace, team president Brad Estes and Louisville mayor Greg Fischer “for an important announcement.”

According to The Athletic, the Louisville NWSL team – which will be the first top-tier professional sports team in the Kentucky city – will not join the women’s soccer league until 2021.

The team is expected to play at Louisville City’s new 11,300-seat soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood, which is due to open in spring 2020.

Coincidentally, Duffy was team president of Louisville City for two years before moving to the NWSL in 2016.

Last week, it was reported that Sacramento is in advanced discussions with the NWSL to add a team in 2020.