Following a 1-1 draw Saturday at Segra Field, Loudoun United FC remained a point ahead of Philadelphia Union II for fourth place in the USL Championship's Group F standings. That changed after Wednesday's rematch in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia scored early and often Wednesday night on its way to a 4-0 victory over Loudoun. With the win, Philadelphia (2-7-2, 8 points) moved two points ahead of Loudoun (1-8-3, 6 points) in Group F.
Brandan Craig scored in the sixth minute to give Philadelphia a lead it would not relinquish. Anthony Sorenson and Steve Kingue added first-half goals to extend the lead to 3-0 by halftime and Caden Stafford put the finishing touches on the win with his goal in the 83rd minute.
Loudoun has been eliminated from playoff contention in its second overall season. The Red-and-White failed to score against Philadelphia for the second time in three meetings this season.
Loudoun will host three of its final four regular-season games, starting with a game Saturday night against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Segra Field in Leesburg.
P: Brandan Craig 6'
P: Anthony Sorenson (Paxten Aaronson) 20'
P: Steve Kingue (Patrick Bohui) 32'
P: Caden Stafford (Jack McGlynn) 83'
Shots: P 15, L 12
Shots on target: P 11, L 4
Corners: L 7, P 4
Offside: P 5, L 4
Possession: L 63%, P 37%
Philadelphia Union II lineup: Matt Freese, Nathan Harriel, Anthony Sorenson, Jamoi Topey, Dante Huckaby, Steve Kingue, Brandan Craig (Selmir Miscic 87’), Jack McGlynn (Luis Flores 87’), Axel Picazo (Jack Jasinski 67’), Patrick Bohui (Caden Stafford 59’), Paxten Aaronson (David Rabadan 58’). Unused Substitutes: Sean Bettenhausen, Ben Martino.
Loudoun United FC lineup: Simon Lefebvre, Shane Wiedt, Allexon Saravia, Tyler Gabarra (Erumuse Momoh 84'), Kairou Amoustapha, Ally Ng’anzi (Brandon Williamson 46’), Elvis Amoh, Nelson Martinez, Christian Sorto (Peabo Doue 64’), Josh Fawole (Gabriel Gómez 64’), Alioune Ndour (Massimo Ferrin 46’). Unused Substitutes: Colin Miller, Diego Gomez.