Racing Louisville FC, a new NWSL franchise beginning play next year, will on Oct. 31 host an invitational training session in its continued search for top talent ahead of the inaugural season.
The date falls conveniently after the NWSL Fall Series closes and before anticipated expansion and college drafts that will lead to other roster signings.
Players interested in attending the training session can apply through this link. Attendance will be limited both to showcase the best talent and to maintain health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In charge of shaping Racing Louisville FC’s roster are James O’Connor, executive vice president of development, and recently hired head coach Christy Holly, who boasts prior NWSL experience and served as opposition analyst for the United States’ winning FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup run.
“We view this invitational as a fantastic opportunity for us to get familiar with potential players,” Holly said. “Not only will it allow us to see the players in a training environment, but it will also enable us to get to know each participant on a personal basis. We are equally as excited to share our vision and showcase the direction in which we are driving this organization.”
Players who qualify for the training session will be contacted by Racing Louisville FC’s staff with full details. At a later date, the club intends to host open tryouts ahead of the 2021 season as well.
The NWSL’s 10th franchise, Racing Louisville FC will play home games at the recently opened Lynn Family Stadium, which sits just east of downtown and can accommodate up to 15,304 fans. The club’s daily operations will be based at a new training facility minutes from the stadium that will also house parent company Soccer Holdings’ USL championship-winning side, Louisville City FC, and youth academies for Racing and LouCity.