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By Loudoun United, 10/26/21, 1:15PM EDT


Loudoun United are set to play the Charlotte Independence for their 31st match of the 2021 United Soccer League (USL) Championship regular season on Wednesday, October 27 with kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. ET. Loudoun United will look to earn three points in their last away match of the 2021 season on Wednesday night.

In their last match, Loudoun United lost 1-0 to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on October 23. The Red-and-White fought for the full 90 minutes but were unable to find a goal and lost a close match at home. Loudoun were able to get shots off early in the match through Jackson Hopkins in the fourth minute and Ted Ku-DiPietro in the 15th minute, but neither hit the target. Tampa Bay scored the lone goal of the match in the 40th minute when Steevan Dos Santos finished from in-close. Tampa Bay led 1-0 going into halftime.

Jermaine Fordah made a crucial save in the 56th minute to keep the match at 1-0 when he dove to his left to deny a well-hit shot by a Tampa Bay Forward. Loudoun United fought until the final whistle and had their best chance of the match come in the 88th minute. Second-half substitute Giovanni Montesdeoca rose up for a well-struck header in the center of the box, but it was saved by the Tampa Bay goalkeeper. The match finished with Loudoun United losing 1-0.

The match on Wednesday will be the fourth and final time these two teams matchup this season. Loudoun have a record of 0-2-1 against Charlotte this season and will look to earn their first win against their Eastern Conference Atlantic Division opponents on Wednesday night.

The match can be streamed on ESPN+ with coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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