MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC closes its inaugural season tomorrow night against two-time defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC. Kickoff at AutoZone Park is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
901 FC was eliminated from the playoff race with a loss at Charleston Battery Wednesday night, but Memphis stayed alive in the quest for a playoff berth in its inaugural season until the final week of the regular season. Key victories and results helped 901 FC rise from second-to-last place in the conference at the end of August and keep its playoff hopes alive.
Memphis and Louisville played earlier this season in Louisville, which was a 2-1 victory for the home club. Memphis' score came via an own-goal in the 71st minute. 901 FC starting goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell was on the matchday squad but did not play.
901 FC midfielder Morgan Hackworth is the son of Louisville City FC head coach John Hackworth. The elder Hackworth took the helm of Louisville City in 2018 and guided them to a title.
After Saturday's match, 901 FC turns its attention to the 2020 season. Entering the last match of the regular season, Memphis has had eight players make at least 20 starts, and Marc Burch (30), Jeff Caldwell (28), Wes Charpie (27), and Dan Metzger (25) have all made at least 25 starts.
Tomorrow’s match is “Pink Out the Pitch” Night presented by Baptist Cancer Center, with the first 5,000 fans receiving a free pink t-shirt with the 901 FC crest on it. Additionally, the club will be wearing special pink jerseys during warmups, which will be auctioned that night with proceeds benefiting breast cancer awareness.