Loudoun United Wraps Season with Rout

Loudoun United capped its inaugural season with its most dominant performance yet, defeating the New York Red Bull Reserves 7-2 before a crowd of 3,000 on Saturday night at Segra Field.

Kyle Murphy and Gordon Wild each scored two goals in the rout. Loudoun, which had never scored more than four goals in a match this season, led 5-1 at the half and added two more after the break. New York scored its second goal during extra time at the end of the match.

            Murphy led the team in goals this season with 13, while Wild totaled 11. Alioune Ndour, Antonio Bustamante and Elvis Amah also found the goal Saturday night. In goal, keeper Callie Brown recorded six saves. 

Loudoun ended its season with a four-game winning streak, but fell four points short of qualifying for a playoff run, finishing in 12thplace in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference with a record of 11-17-6.

“I’m just proud of the progress of the group individually and collectively, and you saw when things are going right the last four games, it was a pretty good stretch and it’s capped it off with a cherry on top. For us it was exciting,” head coach Ryan Martin said of the season.

Antonio Bustamante drives the ball during Loudoun United’s 7-2 season-ending win over the New York Red Bull Reserves on Oct. 19. [USL photo]
Colin Verfurth, of Ashburn, poses with the crowd following Loudoun United’s 7-2 season-ending win over the New York Red Bull Reserves on Oct. 19. [USL photo]

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