The early season education for Loudoun United continues this evening at Segra Field. Following games with both 2022 Western Conference final teams, their next contest is up against another veteran side who is off to a hot start in the Eastern Conference. For a team that’s already missing one starting center back in Cole Turner, the pairing of Yanis Leerman and Bryce Washington gets a loaded group to town.
Birmingham is a team with former New England Revolution player Jay Heaps as its General Manager and former D.C. United gaffer Tom Soehn as its coach, there’s even a former United States National Team player on their roster in Juan Agudelo. There’s also Enzo Martinez, who helps carry the offense, forward Neco Brett is about to hit 75 career USL goals, Tyler Pasher has appeared in more than 130 games with MLS, MLS2 and USL independent sides and even has a couple of national team callups for Canada. Sporting a 3-1-1 record with an impressive win over Tampa Bay among them, they’ll be ready to go for this one.
What to know before kickoff
Please to read my piece that chatted with Loudoun’s players and coach recently.
Your random stat
22 – The number of created chances by Agudelo, Martinez and Matthew Corcoran (the Legion has 46 total). Loudoun United has 29 created chances as a team.
How to watch
Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, April 15, 6:00pm ET
Venue: Segra Field, Leesburg, VA (tickets are available here for the compelled)
Online Streaming: ESPN+
Loudoun Unavailables: Alex Nagy (ACL) and Kwame Awuah (achilles) are both out for the season, Cole Turner (meniscus) is out until approximately August.