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Amanda Duffy Named First Female President in USL

14 Dec, 2015


Amanda Duffy has been promoted from general manager to president of Louisville City FC, which reached the USL Eastern Conference final in its first season. Lou City also finished the 2015 season second in attendance in the USL despite a management shuffle in December that saw Duffy move into the GM's role after Djorn Buchholz left as club president.

Duffy, the only female president in the USL, came from the league office, where she worked in operations and with the W-League.

“Amanda has demonstrated that she is an incredible resource to our ownership and organization,” Louisville City FC principal owner Wayne Estopinal said. “Her knowledge of the league and the many operational facets have clearly helped Louisville City to have a great start. We are pleased to announce this much deserved promotion.”

Louisville City averaged 6,765 fans a game, second in the league behind Sac Republic FC with 11,323. The champion Rochester Rhinos were the only other team to average more than 5,000 fans a game.

“The success we experienced in our first season generated a lot of opportunities for Louisville City and everyone involved,” Duffy said. “I look forward to working more closely with our ownership and leading our front office team as we look to become the unparalleled standard-bearer in USL and position the club for the next level of professional soccer in the United States.

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