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Metro Louisville FC Joins the NPSL for the 2020 Season

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Metro Louisville FC
(Louisville, KY) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in
the East Region’s Southeast Conference in 2020.

“We are thrilled to add a team in Kentucky,” NPSL Managing Director Cindy Spera said. “The
Southeast Conference, with its move to the East Region and the addition of several new teams, is
expected to be one of our most exciting conferences in 2020.”

The club is led by Owner Edis Merzihic and General Manager Derrick Davis.

Merzihic has 15 years of experience playing at the semi-professional and professional levels.
Davis, who spent time as a professional indoor soccer player, is the former GM of the Derby
City Rovers and has over 30 years of experience in the game.

“Metro Louisville FC was created in order to facilitate an environment beyond the outreach of a
much larger group in town, Louisville City FC,” Davis said. “We too see the potential here in
town, and see ourselves on a similar route to develop our youth and give the local fanbase here
time in the spotlight. As you've probably noticed, Louisville has become a hotbed in recent
years for the sport and I would argue that we are a true gateway to upper tier soccer and beyond.
Our community is strong, passionate, and vibrant. We look forward to showcasing that for years
to come.”

Home matches for Metro Louisville FC will be played at King Louie’s Sports Complex in
Louisville, KY.

“Many of our players were born and raised here in Metro Louisville, hence the name,” Davis
said. “Speaking of the name, Metro has a very nostalgic feel for residents of Louisville. Our
police force is known to many as Metro. The University of Louisville once belonged to the
Metro Conference. After the big merger in 2003, we all effectively became part of the Metro.”

More information can be found by following the club on Facebook (@LouisvilleNPSL),
Instagram (@louisvillenpsl), and Twitter (@LouisvilleNPSL).

“Louisville is a great soccer market and the NPSL is pleased to now have a presence in the state
of Kentucky,” NPSL Director of Membership Development Dina Case concluded. “We are confident that Metro Louisville FC is the right ownership group to bring excitement and success
to a market that is essentially unchartered territory for the league. We look forward to working
with Metro Louisville FC in our continued efforts of growing the game across the country.”

More information about expansion opportunities in the NPSL can be found at http://www.npsl.com/expansion-application.

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