Louisville City FC scored late in the first half and early in the second half to secure a 2-0 home victory over Loudoun United FC in United Soccer League Championship action Saturday night.
Fresh off their first win of the season, Loudoun United produced 13 shots in Saturday's game -- including four on goal -- but were unable to solve Louisville City goalkeeper Benjamin Lundt.
"I thought there were some positive actions and moments but not enough against a quality veteran team like Louisville," Loudoun United head coach Ryan Martin said. "We need more of a fighting mentality to get ourselves into the game quicker."
Loudoun (1-3-1, 4 points) remains tied for fourth place in the five-team Group F standings. Louisville City (3-3-1, 10 points) is third in Group E.
Loudoun will next play its first home game of the season Wednesday against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (4-3, 12 points).
"It only gets tougher ... facing the top team in the east last year in Pittsburgh," Martin said. "The Riverhounds are very skilled, dangerous and physical. It will be a tough challenge for our guys."
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Segra Field in Leesburg. Following CDC and local health authority guidelines, a limited number of tickets are available. More details at loudoununitedfc.com/singlegametickets.
LC: Cameron Lancaster (Alexis Souahy) 39'
LC: Napo Matsoso (Paolo DelPiccolo) 49'
Shots: LC 18, LU 13
Shots on goal: LU 4, LC 3
Corners: LC 12, LU 2
Offside: LU 2, LC 1
Possession: LC 57%, LU 43%
Saves: LC 4, LU 1
Loudoun United lineup: Colin Miller, Timmy Mehl, Shane Wiedt (Adam Lundegard 58’), Peabo Doue, Allexon Saravia (Christian Sorto 65’), Massimo Ferrin (Kairou Amoustapha 25’), Elvis Amoh, Jeremy Garay (Brandon Williamson 58’), Michael Gamble, Tyler Gabarra (Jacob Greene 58’), Josh Fawole.
Louisville City lineup: Benjamin Lundt, Alexis Souahy, Pat McMahon, Jonathan Gomez, Sean Totsch,Paolo DelPiccolo (Luke Spencer 88’), Devon Williams (Abdou Mbacke Thiam 82’), Corben Bone (Elijah Wynder 67’), Antoine Hoppenot (Jason Johnson 67’), Cameron Lancaster (Oscar Jimenez 78’), Napo Matsoso.