It seems as though Louisville FC really is looking to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
Less than a week after it was reported that Lyon and Barcelona are to play in Portland this summer, the final two squads for The Women’s Cup in Louisville were announced today in a press conference.
Global soccer powerhouses FC Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain are set to play Louisville FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the inaugural event at Lynn Family Stadium on Aug. 18 and 21.
“We are very excited to bring two of the world’s best clubs to town for The Women’s Cup,” said TWC director J.P. Reynal in the press conference. “PSG and Bayern will give local favorites Racing Louisville and the Chicago Red Stars a chance to compete on an international stage.”
FC Bayern currently sit atop the table in Germany’s highest division, the Bundesliga. Looking for its first league title since the 2015-2016 season, the club will face Chelsea in the UEFA Women’s Champions league semi finals.
“FC Bayern is the world’s biggest sports family with an incredible following in North America. It is important to connect with our fans on their home soil whenever possible,” said Rudolf Vidal, FC Bayern Munich President of the Americas. “We look forward to bringing our women’s team stars to Louisville and participating in the very first Women’s Cup.”
Meanwhile Paris-Saint Germain currently sit atop Division 1 Féminine in pursuit of its first league crown. They’ll meet Lyon in the Champions League quarterfinal match on April 18th.
The Red Stars are also a force to be reckoned with, finishing runner up to the Houston Dash in last year’s Challenge Cup.
The announcement was highlighted by Victoire Cogevina, UN Ambassador for Women’s Soccer, who endorsed The Women’s Cup on behalf of the United Nations.
When you announce some big news and a United Nations ambassador shows up... 🤯 pic.twitter.com/2q3bOQ7YXb— Racing Louisville FC (@RacingLouFC) April 14, 2021
When you announce some big news and a United Nations ambassador shows up... 🤯 pic.twitter.com/2q3bOQ7YXb