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Match Preview| LOUvLDN 8.15

By Staff, 08/14/20, 1:15PM EDT

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Loudoun United FC (1-2-1, 4 pts.) continues their long stretch of games on the road with their fourth group stage match of the 2020 USL Championship season against Louisville City on Saturday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET. After picking up a crucial win against New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday night, the Red-and-White will look to continue to add to their point tally in Group F on Saturday night. The top two teams from each group in the regular season will advance to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, producing a field of 16 teams overall in a regionalized single-elimination bracket. Group winners will be paired with Group runners-up in the Round of 16, with home-field advantage being determined by record for the remainder of the bracket.

This will be the first time Loudoun United and Louisville City match up in 2020. The two teams split the regular season series in 2019, with Louisville City winning the first fixture 2-1 on June 8 and Loudoun United winning 3-0 in the second fixture on July 28.

In their last match, LUFC topped New York Red Bulls II 2-1 on Wednesday, August 12 at Red Bull Arena in New York. The Red-and-White took advantage of an early red card to Red Bulls II goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley and kept the pressure on for the remainder of the match. Theodore Ku-DiPietro scored his first professional goal deep into first half stoppage time, courtesy of Kairou Amoustapha’s first assist for the club. Elvis Amoh converted a penalty midway into the second half to double Loudoun United’s lead. Red Bulls II did not go down without a fight, as Preston Kilwien cut through Loudoun United’s defense and scored a goal in the 78thminute. Head coach Ryan Martin’s second-half substitutes proved crucial, as Josh Fawole, Jeremy Garay, Brandon Williamson, Massimo Ferrin, and Peabo Doue all came on and gave the team a massive boost, helping Loudoun United FC hold on for a 2-1 victory.

The match will be broadcasted on ESPN+ with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET.