Alioune Ndour and Gordon Wild scored second-half goals and Earl Edwards Jr. posted a shutout in goal to lift Loudoun United FC to a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Friday evening at Segra Field in Leesburg.
Playing their fourth home match during a nine-day span, Loudoun United snapped a two-match losing skid and improved to 8-17-6 in the USL Championship in their inaugural season.
“I’m just incredibly proud of the response from last week to this to this week and the way they competed, their intensity, their focus, the way they managed the game, and the way they dug in defensively," LUFC head coach Ryan Martin said in a press release.
"That was a complete performance. The last time we were here, we thought we played a good 70 minutes, but tonight was a complete performance," Martin continued. "Even having 16 shots to their eight, we created more than enough to put the game away earlier but I’m just incredibly proud of the guys."
Ndour, making his Loudoun United debut, scored in the 50th minute to give LUFC a 1-0 lead. Chris Odoi-Atsem assisted on the goal.
"I am very honored to score my first goal for the team, I am happy and excited to be here with Loudoun United," Ndour said. "I am certain there is more to come for myself and this club."
Wild scored his ninth goal of the season -- assisted by Ted Ku-Dipietro -- late in the second half to secure the win.
Loudoun United has three matches remaining in the regular season. Next up is a home match Wednesday vs. Saint Louis FC. Ticket information at loudoununitedfc.com.