It's nearly as cruel as four consecutive years of Knockout Round eliminations in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
South Africa's Lebo Moloto ended the USL campaign in disappointment following Swope Park Rangers' 1-0 USL Cup defeat to Louisville City.
After being deadlocked for 88 minutes, LouCity took the lead when Cameron Lancaster headed a goal home from the center of the penalty box on an assist from Devon Williams.
Just minutes later, Swope Park had an opportunity to score but Louisville City goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh, denied it.
Both teams hit the back of the net in the first, but both goals were called back for offside.
Louisville forward Luke Spencer was within inches of the goal line at the hour mark when he almost connected on a cross by former Houston Dynamo draft pick Brian Ownby.
After winning the Eastern Conference last week, City faces a team they have never seen before. Louisville City plans to open a new stadium of its own in 2020.