Louisville City FC announced today that they have signed Conor Shanosky, the former D.C. United homegrown player who has mostly played out on loan. Shanosky played for the Richmond Kickers in the past two seasons; before that, he played for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL and had a brief stint with the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2011. His only appearances for D.C. United in league play came in 2013, when no one could possible look good; other than that, however, he was never able to break through to D.C. United's 18 man roster. However, let us never forget the face goal in the Concacaf Champions League that helped D.C. United win their group and the top overall seed. He was original signed in 2010 as United's third homegrown player.
Louisville City is the affiliate of Orlando City SC, and have taken their colors and their USL PRO franchise slot to Kentucky. Interestingly, in their announcement Louisville City described Shanosky as a midfielder, a position that he has not played in a couple of years. With D.C. United and with the Richmond Kickers, Shanosky played exclusively central defender; however, he did player central midfield for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL when he went on loan there in 2012. Despite being 6'4", I think he could end up being a better central midfielder than central defender, and I wish him all the luck with Louisville next season. Except, of course, when he plays the Kickers or D.C. United.