Loudoun United came away with a point, but not yet a win, at last night’s hard-fought Segra Field match against Birmingham Legion FC.
Birmingham got on the board first with a goal by J.J. Williams at the 32ndminute mark, but Loudoun’s Kyle Murphy got the equalizer off a feed by Christian Sorto to start the second half. It was Murphy’s sixth goal of the season.
Murphy and head coach Ryan Martin see good things with the young team’s development.
“We’re just trying to put together a full 90 minutes, offensively and defensively—just take our grasp on the game and not let go. Just keep riding it, keep a clean sheet and try to keep improving,” Murphy said.
Martin said he felt the team controlled the game, dominated the overall play and had chances to land a win.
“Progress. It’s just every day—can we keep getting better? We’re happy about where we are now from where we were last week,” Martin said. And, he said, the team will continue to adjust the roster, perhaps adding some new pieces before Saturday’s home match against North Carolina FC, which is tied for fourth place in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference.
Loudoun has a 5-12-6 record and a total of 21 points, currently 15thin the conference standings.
The announced attendance at Wednesday’s home match was 1,007.