On the heels of a training session which found the players and coach upbeat, Loudoun United introduced themselves to the public Friday night at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, with the reveal of their Loud (home white) and United (away red) jerseys to the crowd. While the jerseys were the third for the team, the event was the first since the team’s inaugural 2019 season.
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The 2023 Home and Away threads are here ✨ pic.twitter.com/v56oNRbVxB
— Loudoun United FC (@LoudounUnitedFC) February 25, 2023
The event started with Loudoun Executive Business Officer Doug Raftery’s introduction of Greg Baroni, who assumed controlling ownership of Loudoun as part of Attain Sports and Entertainment’s purchasing share of the club, and D.C. United Managing General Partner Jason Levien, who shared their thoughts on the future of Loudoun, with Levien noting that it has the potential of a “seismic” impact. Coach Ryan Martin took the stage with the pair and discussed preseason and goals for the season.
Following their remarks, the players were introduced in their new threads. Featuring interviews with goalkeepers Dane Jacomen and Hugo Theroux, and field players Kwame Awuah, Zach Ryan, Koa Santos and Cole Turner, Raftery asked about their favorite version of the jerseys, and clubhouse items such as best/worst locker room DJ before speaking to fans. Turner discussed the event and team afterwards.
“Training has been going well, it’s a new team so it’s going to take a little bit of time but we’re getting there, and tonight has been great to see all the support from the fans,” Turner said shortly after the reveal.
Loudoun’s first game is on the road Saturday March 11 when they play at Memphis 901 FC.