Jovanny Bolivar netted his fourth goal of the season in the 75th minute of play to lift Loudoun United FC to a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Wednesday night at Segra Field in Leesburg.
The start of the USL Championship game — played in front of 984 spectators — was delayed nearly two hours due to weather.
Loudoun United (2-7, 6 points) snapped a five-game losing skid with the one-goal victory. The Red-and-White earned their first home win of 2021 and first-ever victory over the Riverhounds.
Ted Ku-DiPietro scored his first goal of the season in the 42nd minute to give Loudoun a 1-0 halftime lead. Pittsburgh (5-4-2, 17 points) pulled even early in the second half on a goal by Louis Perez.
Bolivar scored the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute and Loudoun goalkeeper Jermaine Fordah made the lead stand for a 2-1 victory. Jeremy Garay and Abdellatif Aboukoura assisted on Loudoun’s goals.
Ku-DiPietro was selected as the USLChampionship.com Man of the Match. Along with his first-half goal, Ku-DiPietro completed 53 of 62 passes and won 12 of 17 duels in the midfield.
Loudoun United will host Hartford Athletic (4-2-1, 13 points) at 5 p.m. July 4. Ticket information at loudoununitedfc.com.