LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Cardinals have opened their preseason with a pair of dominating wins thanks to Grande Sports Academy alumni Ricardo Velazco, Jon Zabasajja, Andrew Brody and Jack Gayton.

In their preseason opener, the No. 14 Cardinals were victorious in a 3-0 win over Rio Grande, with Velazco and the newly transferred Zabasajja each tallying a goal.

Ricardo Velazco, the 2014 PDL Young Player of the Year and 2014 PDL All-League Team member with FC Tucson, gave Louisville a 2-0 lead in the 43rd minute from a finish inside the box thanks to an assist from fellow GSA alum Andrew Brody.

Zabasajja finished off the scoring in the 73rd minute, with the freshman Jack Gayton providing service on the goal.

In the second of three preseason games for Louisville on Monday, the Cardinals defeated Memphis by a score of 4-1. Velazco notched his second goal of the preseason, with Brody once again providing the assist.

The Louisville Cardinals finish their preseason with a match at Michigan on Saturday at 4 pm ET.