Loudoun United FC

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Loudoun United FC
Loudoun United FC logo.svg
Full nameLoudoun United Football Club
FoundedJuly 18, 2018; 16 months ago (2018-07-18)
StadiumSegra Field
Capacity5,000
OwnerD.C. United
Head coachRyan Martin
LeagueUSL Championship
201912th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Loudoun United FC is an American professional soccer team based in Leesburg, Virginia. The team was founded in 2018 as the reserve team of D.C. United and made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019.[1]

History[edit]

On July 18, 2018, the team was officially announced by USL and D.C. United as were the team's name, colors and crest. Loudoun United FC replaced Richmond Kickers as D.C. United's USL affiliate.[1]

Colors and badge[edit]

Loudoun United FC colors are black, red and white, the same as parent club D.C. United. The club's crest contains the red-and-white gyronny seen in the flag and coat of arms of Loudoun County, as well as a winged horse in homage to both D.C. United's eagle logo and the county's long association with equestrian sports.[2]

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–present Adidas The National[3]

Stadium[edit]

The club plays at Segra Field, a new 5,000-seat stadium at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg. The stadium was built by D.C. United and the county government for $15 million.[4][5] Construction began in 2018, and was completed in August 2019. They debuted in their new stadium in a game against the Charlotte Independence that ended 3–3 in front of 5,015 spectators.[citation needed]

Club culture[edit]

The main supporter group of Loudoun United is the Loudoun Stampede. The supporter group hosts tailgates, events, and watch parties.[6]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of March 8, 2019.[7][8]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Calle Brown  United States
2 Defender Hunter Gorskie  United States
3 Defender Peabo Doue  United States
5 Midfielder Noah Pilato  United States
7 Midfielder Carlos Alvarez  United States
8 Forward Elvis Amoh  Ghana
9 Forward Kyle Murphy  United States
10 Forward Shinya Kadono  Japan
11 Forward Orlando Sinclair  Costa Rica
12 Midfielder Connor Presley  United States
13 Defender Allexon Saravia  El Salvador
17 Midfielder Andrew Lubahn  United States
18 Goalkeeper Colin Miller  United States
20 Forward Christian Sorto  United States
22 Defender Harri Hawkins  England
23 Midfielder Sandor Bustamante  United States
24 Midfielder Collin Verfurth  United States
25 Forward Alioune Ndour  Senegal
27 Defender Miguel Garduño  Mexico
28 Defender Robby Dambrot  United States
29 Defender Shane Wiedt  United States
55 Midfielder John Murphy  United States
99 Midfielder Alexis Cerritos  El Salvador
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with D.C. United.
  2. ^ D.C. United Academy player.

Team records[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

As of October 19, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top scorer 1 Head coach
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2019 34 11 17 6 59 65 39 12th, Eastern did not qualify not eligible (MLS reserve team) United States Kyle Murphy 13 United States Richie Williams (2-3-4)
United States Ryan Martin (9-14-2)

^ 1. Top scorer includes statistics from league matches only.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Includes USL regular season, USL playoffs, U.S. Open Cup. Excludes friendlies.
Coach Nationality Start End Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
Richie Williams  United States January 28, 2019 May 30, 2019 9 2 4 3 11 13 −2 044.44
Ryan Martin  United States May 30, 2019 present 25 9 2 14 48 52 −4 040.00
Total 34 11 6 17 59 65 −6 041.18

Average attendance[edit]

Year Reg. season Playoffs
2019 1,381

Staff[edit]

Executive
Chief operating officer Adam Behnke
Marketing and media manager Emma Carlin
Player support specialist Perez Moodley
Technical staff
Technical director Stewart Mairs[citation needed]
Head coach Ryan Martin[9]
Assistant coach Jason Boxx[10]
Assistant coach Luciano Emílio
Assistant coach Jack Stefanowski

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Loudoun United FC Joins the USL for 2019". United Soccer League. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "We Byde Our Time". loudoununitedfc.com. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Staff (March 2, 2019). "Loudoun United FC Announce National Conference Center as Official Hospitality and Founding Jersey Partner". Loudoun United FC. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "D.C. United and Loudoun County in discussions to develop facility for training and second division team". D.C. United. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Olsen, Emily (July 18, 2018). "D.C. United announces new USL affiliate Loudoun United FC". Pro Soccer USA. Tronc. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Loudoun Stampede". Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Roster". www.loudoununitedfc.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Loudoun United FC Roster". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Loudoun United FC have announced the hiring of Ryan Martin as the second Head Coach in club history". Loudoun United FC. May 30, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Technical Staff". www.loudoununitedfc.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.

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