Louisville City FC vs FC Kaiserslautern
Louisville City FC will host its first-ever international friendly this summer when storied German club FC Kaiserslautern visits Lynn Family Stadium for an 8 p.m. kickoff on Wednesday, June 21.
“FC Kaiserslautern is a name I certainly know, and I’m sure most of our locker room does, as a club with great history,” said LouCity’s head coach, Danny Cruz. “It’s exciting to welcome this type of competition to Lynn Family Stadium. Given our facilities and Louisville’s reputation as a welcoming town, we intend to put ourselves on the map for more international clubs to visit in the future.”
From Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, FCK was a founding Bundesliga member and played in the first division each year from 1963 to 1996. Along with winning four German titles, the club owns two domestic cups and advanced as far as the UEFA champions League quarterfinals in 1999.
Dirk Schuster, a former German international central defender, newly manages FCK this season. The club’s roster consists almost all of German players with leading scorer Terrence Boyd among the exceptions. Boyd, 31, holds dual citizenship and has made 14 U.S. Men’s National Team appearances.
FCK maintains an American following thanks to its close proximity to the United States’ Ramstein Air Base, headquarters for U.S. air forces in Europe.