Around the Bluegrass: Louisville City FC names Vice President


The new Louisville City FC, who will begin playing at the Bats’ Slugger Field in late March next year, has brought on their third full-time staff member, as it was announced that Amanda Duffy, formerly the senior director of the Women’s USL (the USL PRO, which is the W-League’s parent company, is the league which LCFC will play in), will be the club’s Vice President of Operations.

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Duffy, who has been with the USL in some capacity since 2007, brings executive level soccer experience to the club. With the W-League (since 2010), she helped manage the league’s annual operating strategy, which included oversight of the league’s championship and helped guide the league’s growth, marketing and public relations initiatives. Before her time with the W-League, from 2008-2010, she served as director of USL PRO operations. In the press release, Duffy had this to say about  coming to the Bluegrass.

"I’m elated to join the Louisville City FC organization and look forward to building something very special from the ground up. Our focus is to build a team and an environment that our fans can immerse themselves in, while also becoming a centerpiece to the Louisville community."

Duffy doesn’t just know the business end of soccer, but played a little herself. She was a member of the East Carolina team and after graduating, she played professionally with the W-League for the Raleigh Wings, Virginia Beach Piranhas and Central Florida Krush. Duffy will be handling the day-to-day operations of the club.

Club president Djorn Buchholz had this to say about bringing Duffy on.

"I’m extremely excited to bring Amanda on board as we gear up for our inaugural season,” Buchholz said in a news release. “She has a wealth of knowledge stemming from her time at USL and can hit the ground running since she knows USL PRO so well."

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