The Red-and-White return to action at Lynn Family Stadium to take on Eastern Conference leaders, Louisville City FC. Kickoff against LouCity is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Loudoun United News
Loudoun United FC (LUFC) returned to the east coast after most recently falling to Open Cup finalists, Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday.
Forward Tyler Freeman continues to lead United with six goals in 19 appearances while Luis Zamudio holds Loudoun United’s single-season clean sheet record (6). Skage Simonsen leads the team with four assists.
Homegrown D.C. United midfielder Jeremy Garay has been called up by the El Salvador National Team to face Peru at Audi Field on September 27. Garay has played in 18 matches this season, scoring his first professional goal against Atlanta United II on Aug. 20.
On September 8, Loudoun United announced goalkeeper Joe Rice will join Detroit City FC through the end of the 2022 USL season. Rice has started in five matches, recording 20 saves.
Head Coach Ryan Martin’s Thoughts on the Upcoming Match
“It’s a great learning experience for our young guys to play top teams in tough environments. We hope to use this past weekend’s experience to help expedite the learning curve and overall growth of the team. We have had a good week of training and the guys are motivated to push for a result against a very good Louisville squad.”
How can I Follow the Match?
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 P.M. EST. The match will be available to stream on ESPN+.
Following a draw at Pittsburgh, City increased its Eastern Conference lead over Memphis 901 FC. Louisville City have already clinched a spot in the 2022 USL Championship Playoffs and look to solidify the No. 1 Seed. Although they sit atop of standings, Louisville City are 1-2-2 in their last 5 outings. Four of those outings have been against Eastern Conference opponents – Pittsburgh Riverhounds, FC Tulsa, Indy Eleven and The Miami FC.
Following a midweek tie against FC Tulsa, Head Coach Danny Cruz elected for five lineup changes against Pittsburgh Riverhounds to deter injuries and fatigue. LouCity have only lost one match at Lynn Family Stadium this season – losing 0-2 to Monterey Bay F.C. in late May.
This will be the second meeting between the Red-and-White and the boys in purple. In a 2-0 victory for the Kentucky-side at Segra Field, the home side saw multiple different faces in the lineup including four current D.C. United players – Sami Guediri, Jackson Hopkins, John Kempin and Ted Ku-DiPietro. Moses Nyeman, now with Belgian side SK Beveran, also featured in the match.
Goalkeeper Kyle Morton has claimed 12 clean sheets this season while forward Wilson Harris leads the attack with 11 goals.
Louisville recently announced that midfielder Niall McCabe would be unavailable for the fixture due to a season ending injury. His five assists on the year were tied for the team lead at the time of his injury.
Next Home Match
With only two home matches left in the 2022 USL Regular Season, Loudoun United returns to Segra Field for 703 Night on Wednesday, September 21. The night will feature $2 Coors Light and Miller Lite. For more information and to purchase tickets visit 703 Night – Loudoun United FC.