Loudoun United Scores 3, but Home Opener Ends with Draw

After two months of road matches, Loudoun United FC returned home Saturday night to face Bethlehem Steel FC at Audi Field in Washington, DC, securing a draw on midfielder Orlando Sinclair’s goal in the final minute of stoppage time.

Steel FC pulled out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by forward Michee Ngalina before United’s Kyle Murphy scored two goals of his own. Bethlehem regained the lead on a penalty kick by Faris Pemi Moumbagna with 30 minutes remaining. Bethlehem looked set to secure its fourth win of the season, until Sinclair’s goal in the 93rdminute.

Loudoun (1-3-3) next plays Charlotte Independenceat 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in North Carolina. The team will return to Audi Field Sunday, May 19 against the Hartford Athletic.  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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