LUFC 2019

Loudoun United FC players rejoice after scoring a goal during a 2019 home game at Segra Field in Leesburg.

Following a four-month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 USL Championship season is set to resume. Loudoun United FC will return to action July 20 in a nationally-televised match against host Hartford Athletic on ESPN2.

The USL Championship's 35 teams are scheduled to play 263 matches during a 13-week period to determine which 16 teams will advance to the playoffs, set to begin in October. Teams were placed into one of eight groups for the restart of the season.

Loudoun United will join Hartford Athletic, New York Red Bulls II, Philadelphia Union II and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in Group F. In addition to playing each team in Group F three times, LUFC will play single matches against the Charleston Battery, Louisville City FC and North Carolina FC.

Following three consecutive road matches to restart the season, Loudoun United will host Louisville City on August 15 at Segra Field in Leesburg. It has yet to be determined if fans will be able to attend 2020 home games at Segra Field.

Loudoun United completed just one match -- a scoreless draw at Philadelphia Union II on March 7 -- in their second overall season before play was suspended.

"We are using this break to regroup mentally and to really make a push," Loudoun United head coach Ryan Martin said during the hiatus. "We want to make the playoffs, we want to make Loudoun proud and we can't wait to get back on the field."

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