Luke Spencer’s second half goal off a scramble in the box sent Louisville City past Didier Drogba‘s Phoenix Rising to win the USL Cup title with a 1-0 win at Lynn Stadium on Thursday.
Lou City become the first USL team to win back-to-back USL Cups, having knocked off Swope Park Rangers last season.
The match is set to stand as the final one of Drogba’s celebrated playing career.
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The Seattle Sounders and Rochester Rhinos both won league titles when it was called the A-League.
Xavier product Spencer, 27, played 67 minutes in the 2017 final but was the unquestioned star on Thursday.