LCFC’s Fondy Breaks USL Goal Scoring Record

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Twenty-one is the magic number!

Matt Fondy and Louisville City FC’s Cinderella first season has added another milestone moment when the forward scored his twenty-first goal of the season, becoming the all-time single season record holder. It happened on Wednesday night as Louisville City destroyed the Harrisburg City Islanders by a final score of 4-0. Fondy scored a hat trick in the first half propelling him into the first place in the Golden Boot race and giving him the distinction of breaking the USL all-time record.

“There’s a thousand people I could thank,” Fondy told the press after the game. “It feels great. No words.”

The standout USL player may have been at a loss for words but his teammates and coaches certainly weren’t. “I thought Matt was great tonight,” said head coach James O’Connor. “I thought he led the line really well. I thought his goals were excellent. But he’s been doing that all season. We’ve been saying all season we’ve got an incredible striker.”

“The thing is we all knew he’d break it,” said goalkeeper Scott Goodwin to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “He’s an incredible striker — best striker in the league in my opinion. To be able to play with a guy like that is a privilege.”

Fondy’s career has taken a strange path to USL success. He was an undrafted college prospect in 2011, making his first professional appearance for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds later that year. MLS would eventually come calling but not with much success or frequency. In 2013 and 2014 Fondy played with Chivas USA and the Chicago Fire, making a handful of appearances. The 26-year-old striker has found success since joining the new Louisville City FC team and has now become an important part of the newly reformed league’s history.

As for Louisville City FC, the win guarantees them a trip to the USL playoffs. Fondy’s efforts will certainly not go unnoticed by scouts around the league, who will surely look to curb his impressive goal-scoring abilities.


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