New Signing - Rasmus Thellufsen
Following the acquisition of Dylan Mares, Louisville City signed the Danish midfielder Rasmus Thellufsen. The 25-year-old Dane began his professional playing career in 2016 with Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga, where he made 71 appearances and scored 11 goals. AaB’s sporting director described him as a “classic creative midfielder with forces in dribbling and creating the unexpected.” During the 2019/2020 season, he was loaned out to Hansa Rostock in Germany’s Bundesliga 2 where he made 14 appearances and scored three times. His latest club was Lyngby back in Denmark. In his first season with the club (20/21), they were relegated to the second division. However, he played a bigger role in the 21/22 season, making 32 appearances with six goals and two assists en route to promotion back to the top division.
“We are excited to be able to welcome Rasmus to Louisville City,” said Coach Danny Cruz. “After going through our video analysis, data analysis and interviews with him we came away impressed. He is a player that is extremely versatile and has played both out wide and centrally at a high level in Denmark."
"He brings quality with the ball at his feet as well as good size. We are looking forward to getting him to Louisville and ready to begin integrating him into the group.”
“My agent told me about the club, and then I had a good talk with Danny,” Thellufsen said. “I was at a point in my life when I would try a new experience, and it’s not often you get the opportunity to go to America. I felt like it was the right time to try something new, and I’m excited about it."
"I like to create space for my teammates and create chances — make assists, score goals. I’m offensive-minded and like to work hard. I just love to play the game.”
Unknown entities are exciting and Coach Danny Cruz has landed more hits than misses in the transfer market, but a more solid verdict will have to wait. It is unclear how his stats in Denmark will translate to the USL and as of this writing, there is little to no game film of him on YouTube (there is some CSGO tape to review, however). I’m cautiously optimistic that after he has had an opportunity to adjust to life outside of Europe, we will begin to see what the coaching staff saw in him when they made the signing.
Current 2023 Louisville City FC Roster
Forwards: Jorge Gonzalez, Wilson Harris, Cameron Lancaster, Enoch Mushagalusa, Brian Ownby, and Ray Serrano
Midfielders: Paolo DelPiccolo, Tyler Gibson, Dylan Mares, Niall McCabe, Carlos Moguel Jr., Elijah Wynder, and Rasmus Thellufsen
Defenders: Wes Charpie, Owen Damm, Amadou Dia, Oscar Jimenez, Manny Perez, Sebastian Sanchez, Ian Soler, Sean Totsch, and Josh Wynder
Goalkeepers: Danny Faundez and Kyle Morton
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