United Falls to Birmingham in Final Minutes

Loudoun United dropped another match on the road Saturday losing to Birmingham Legion FC, 1-0, in the final moments of stoppage time.

Both teams were held scoreless and the match headed for extra time until Prosper Kasim’s goal at the 94-minute mark gaveBirminghamits first home victory.

Despite dominating in time of possession at 65 percent, the Loudoun team managed only four shots during the match, none on goal. Birmingham recorded 17 shots and six shots on goal. Goalkeeper Earl Edwards recorded five saves, including one just 3 minutes before Kasim’s successful strike.

Loudoun United (1-3-2) next plays its first “home” game against Bethlehem Steel FC (3-4-1) in at Audi Field in Washington, DC, Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The team’s stadium is under construction at Bolen Park near Leesburg, with the first game expected to be played there Aug. 9.

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