Louisville Cardinals men's soccer

The Louisville Cardinals men's soccer team represents the University of Louisville in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions. The team presently competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[2] The team currently plays in the soccer-specific Lynn Stadium on the campus.[3]

Louisville Cardinals
men's soccer
2019 Louisville Cardinals men's soccer team
UniversityUniversity of Louisville
Head coachJohn Michael Hayden (1st season)
LocationLouisville, KY
StadiumLynn Stadium
(Capacity: 5,300)
ColorsRed and Black[1]
NCAA Tournament runner-up
NCAA Tournament College Cup
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
2009, 2010, 2013, 2018
Conference Regular Season championships
Big East
2009, 2010, 2012

The American

Nearly all of the Cardinals success has come in the last ten years of play under the helm of Ken Lolla. The Cardinals first qualified for the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in 2007, and have appeared in every NCAA Tournament since then except 2015. Their best run came in 2010, where the Cardinals lost in the 2010 College Cup Final to the Akron Zips, 1–0. Since then, the Cardinals have reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in 2011, 2012, and 2016.[4]

On December 27, 2018, Louisville named assistant coach John Michael Hayden to replace Lolla, who resigned on December 11 after leading the team for 13 seasons. Hayden, a graduate of local Trinity High School (named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year) played 4 seasons at the University of Indiana (winning two NCAA Championships) and several seasons professionally before retiring. Hayden served as an assistant coach for the Cardinals for four years before being promoted to his first head coaching position.[5]

Notable alumni


  1. "Louisville Athletics - Louisville Sports Information". March 26, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. "ACC Official Athletics Site". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  3. "Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  4. "Men's Soccer History". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. "University of Louisville replaces Ken Lolla as soccer coach".

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