Loudoun United FC

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]

Loudoun United FC
Loudoun United FC logo.svg
Full nameLoudoun United Football Club
FoundedJuly 18, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-07-18)
StadiumSegra Field
Leesburg, Virginia
Capacity5,000
OwnerD.C. United
Head coachRyan Martin
LeagueUSL Championship
20218th, Atlantic Division
16th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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 badgeEdit

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]

SponsorshipEdit

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

StadiumEdit

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. After playing some initial home games at Audi Field, 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 cultureEdit

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

Players and staffEdit

RosterEdit

As of October 30, 2021[7]
No. Pos. Player Nation
0 GK Jermaine Fordah   England
1 GK Keegan Meyer   United States
5 DF Hassan Pinto   United States
6 FW Massimo Ferrin   Canada
7 FW Darluis Paz   Venezuela
8 MF Barakatulla Sharifi   United States
10 FW Michael Gamble   United States
12 FW Giovanni Montesdeoca   United States
13 MF Allexon Saravia   El Salvador
14 MF Tyler Gabarra   United States
15 MF Nicky Downs   United States
18 DF Wahab Ackwei   Ghana
19 DF Landry Nanan Houssou (on loan from ASI D'Abengourou)   Ivory Coast
21 MF Ted Ku-DiPietro   United States
22 DF Robby Dambrot   United States
24 FW Sammy Sergi   United States
27 DF Matt Di Rosa   United States
29 DF Timmy Mehl   United States
30 GK Noah Abrams   England
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with D.C. United.
  2. ^

StaffEdit

Executive
General manager Stewart Mairs[8]
Marketing and digital manager Emma Carlin
Technical staff
Head coach Ryan Martin[9]
Assistant coach Victor Lonchuk

Team recordsEdit

Year-by-yearEdit

As of September 25, 2020
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)   Kyle Murphy 13   Richie Williams (2-3-4)
  Ryan Martin (9-14-2)
2020 13 1 9 3 10 28 6 5th, Eastern
Group F
did not qualify not eligible (MLS reserve team)   Elvis Amoh 4   Ryan Martin

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

Head coachesEdit

  • 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 −2 022.22
Ryan Martin   United States May 30, 2019 present 38 10 5 23 58 80 −22 026.32
Total 47 12 9 26 69 93 −24 025.53

Average attendanceEdit

Year Reg. season Playoffs
2019 1,381[10]
2020 495

ReferencesEdit

  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". loudoununitedfc.com. Loudoun United FC. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  8. ^ "D.C. United Elevate Stewart Mairs to Become the First General Manager of Loudoun United FC". April 26, 2021.
  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. ^ "2019 USL Championship Attendance". SoccerStadiumDigest. Retrieved April 26, 2020.

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