New Signing – Kyle Greig
The lack of a new head coach hasn’t stopped Louisville City from making the roster moves necessary for another successful season. It was announced today that LouCity has signed former St. Louis FC striker, Kyle Greig.
Greig is a veteran USL player with 57 goals, putting him 5th all-time in the league. In his storied career, he has played with the Wilmington Hammerheads, Oklahoma City Energy, Whitecaps FC 2 (including one appearance for the MLS Whitecaps), FC Cincy, and most notably, Saint Louis FC. “It was a tough offseason for me,” Greig said. “Things moved a little slower than I anticipated. But when I look at the end result — and that is signing with Louisville City — it was worth the wait, because what better club to come and play for than Louisville?”
Greig will come in to help provide some depth to a rather shallow striker corps because of the loss of Abdou Thiam due to injury. “From a mentality and character standpoint, Kyle fits everything we’re looking for at Louisville City,” said interim head coach Danny Cruz. “He has an ability to put the opponent under pressure and excels in the air from a set-piece standpoint. His experience and work rate are also important traits in a Louisville City player. We look forward to seeing how Kyle integrates with our club.”
Greig is no stranger to City and not the first (or even second) to join from a rival club for the 2021 season. He has taken part in many Kings’ Cup clashes, including the final match of St. Louis FC’s existence. “The first thing that sticks out is the amount of core guys they return each year,” Greig said. “I think that speaks volumes to what the club is about. Everyone buys in, and that’s what leads to the success.” He went on to praise the amenities offered by LouCity, “The facilities — I played in that stadium plenty of times last year — and it’s ridiculous. To be able to call that home now is really, really exciting for me.”
It will come as a shock to few that Louisville acted in a time of need to ensure their competitiveness despite the lack of a Hackworth replacement. Despite a relatively full roster, his skill-set and experience as a goal scorer will certainly be welcomed. His move to City will also offer an excuse for the fans of our former frenemies to come to today and catch a match while they await their new MLS team in the coming years.
If you’re not already familiar with his play, check out the highlight package put together by the man himself: