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Rain-Soaked Independence Rally Late, Topped by Louisville City FC

By James Thomas, 07/21/18, 9:45PM EDT


Herrera blasts in his 9th goal of the season as Independence fall short in Louisville

Louisville (KY) — The Charlotte Independence rallied late as forward Jorge Herrera scored a cracker of a goal in the 90th minute, but were topped 4-1 on Saturday night at Louisville City FC. Midfielder Ilija Ilic notched the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute off a Brian Ownby earned penalty.

Louisville would finish out the half up by a Niall McCabe goal, and dominated the scoresheet in the second 45 minutes. Midfielder Ilija Ilic converted a penalty giving Louisville a 2-0 lead just after halftime. USL Golden Boot contender Cameron Lancaster added his 10th goal of the season for the home side in the 81st minute. Louisville would round out the night with a George Davis IV goal to make it 4-0.

However, the Independence showed life in the 90th minute as team-leading goal scorer Jorge Herrera notched his 10th goal of the season in dramatic fashion. Independence midfielder Kay Voser recorded his third assist in 2018.

The Independence will next play on Saturday, July 28th for Military Appreciation night presented by Famous Toastery. Penn FC will visit the Sportsplex at Matthews and the Independence will wear special jerseys which are currently being auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets for the game can be bought online at or by calling the front office at 704-206-1515.

Scoring Summary:

21': LOU - Niall McCabe (Ilija Ilic)        

20': LOU - Ilija Ilic (PK)

21': LOU - Cameron Lancaster (Devon Williams)

21': LOU - George Davis IV (Magnas Rasmussen)         

90': CLT - Jorge Herrera (Kay Voser)



71': CLT – Kevan George (YC)     





CLT - 7

LOU -27


CLT - 3

LOU - 1


CLT - 49.8%

LOU - 50.2%


Next Game:

Saturday, july 28th, 2018 | 7:30 pm ET
penn fc

sportsplex at matthews | USL REGULAR SEASON


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