Rochester rolled into Louisville, Kentucky, back on April 16 and came out with a 1-1 draw. A goal from Alex Dixon, who has since fallen out of the squad due to persistent fitness issues, earned the Rhinos a point on the road. That point for Louisville was one of 14 earned at home in six games (4-0-2) but the expansion side hasn't fared as well on the road. In its travels so far this season, LCFC has only won six points from five games for a 1-1-3 record.
Rochester on the other hand is perfect at home so far (3-0-0) and still undefeated with a 7-0-4 overall record. After a narrow win over FC Montreal on May 30, Rhinos' head coach Bob Lilley spoke a lot about the laundry list of injuries picked up over the hectic previous weeks. With tough U.S. Open Cup games midweek, Rochester played five games in 14 days. Now with a full 13 days off between matches, look for a rejuvenated and fresh squad from the Rhinos against Louisville.
Rochester Rhinos starting lineup:
Onua Obasi, Grant van de Casteele, Vassilis Apostolopoulos, Pat McMahon;
Marcos Ugarte, Tony Walls, Tyler Rudy, Kenardo Forbes;
Christian Volesky, Steevan Humberto Fortes "Duba" dos Santos
Rochester bench: Adam Grinwis, Sean Totsch, Julian Ringhof, Johnny Mendoza, Mike Garzi, Alex Dixon, Asani Samuels
Louisville City starting lineup:
Sean Reynolds, Austen King, Adam West, Tarek Marad;
Juan Guzman, Aodhan Quinn, Collin Fernandez, Nate Polak;
Matt Fondy, Sidney Rivera
Louisville bench: Greg Rayitsingh, Bryan Burke, Enrique Montano, Magnus Rasmussen, Niall McCase, Kadeem Dacres, Ilja Ilic