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Match Preview | LDNvHFD 10.13

By Staff, 10/12/21, 2:00PM EDT


Loudoun United are set to play against Hartford Athletic for their 27th match of the 2021 United Soccer League (USL) Championship Regular Season on Wednesday, October 13 with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ET. Loudoun United will look to build on a strong performance in their last match when they take on Hartford Athletic at Segra Field on Wednesday night.

In their last match, Loudoun United won 3-2 against The Miami FC on Sunday, October 10. Loudoun United earned a hard-fought three points thanks to a goal in the final minutes of the match by Jovanny Bolívar. Miami scored the first goal of the match in the 13thminute when Christiano Francois converted from the penalty spot. Loudoun answered in the 20th minute with a goal of their own when Jacob Greene fired a low, driven shot into the bottom left corner off the inside of the post. In the 26th minute, Darluis Paz received his second yellow card, forcing the Red-and-White to play the remainder of the match with a man disadvantage. The two sides went into halftime tied 1-1.

Robert Dambrot made the defensive play of the match in the 53rd minute when he lunged to deny a shot off the line when the goal was open. Miami took the lead in the 73rd minute when Chris Cortez scored off a header in the box. Loudoun tied the match just moments later when Ted Ku-DiPietro converted from the penalty spot in the 77th minute. Miami FC received a red card on the play that led to the penalty, and the two teams both played a man down for the remainder of the match. The Red-and-White scored the match winner in the 87th minute when Jovanny Bolívar converted from in-close. Loudoun held on for the remaining minutes and won the match 3-2.

The match will be the third of four times these teams match up during the 2021 USL Championship Regular Season. Hartford Athletic won both previous matchups this season. Loudoun United will look to win their first match against their Eastern Conference Atlantic Division this season on Wednesday night. 

The match can be streamed on ESPN+ with coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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