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Independence Blighted by Loudoun

By James Thomas, 05/11/19, 10:15PM EDT

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Loudoun scores three on unfortunate chances for Independence

Matthews (NC) – The Charlotte Independence professional soccer team were topped by Loudoun United FC 3-1 on Saturday night at the Sportsplex at Matthews. After going up a goal, Loudoun bookended the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half for what proved to be the game-winner. 

In the 30th minute, Independence forward Enzo Martinez assisted Dominic Oduro for the first score of the game. It was the third time this season the pair linked up for a goal. 

The Independence will next play on Tuesday, May 14th versus the Florida Soccer Soldiers at the Sportsplex at Matthews in the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The game will be free and open to the public. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET.  

SCORING SUMMARY

CLT – Dominic Oduro 30’ (Enzo Martinez)
LDN  – Connor Presley 43' (Collin Verfurth)
LDN  – Noah Pilato 45' 

LDN  – Shinya Kadono 58' 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

LDN – Sandor Bustamante (yellow) 24’
 

CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE STARTING LINEUP

Curtis Anderson; Andrew Gutman, Hassan Ndam, Aaron Maund, Steven Thicot, Joel Johnson; Afrim Taku, Michaël Maria (Alex Martinez – 79'), Enzo Martinez, Dominic Oduro (Cabwey Mèrêves Kivutuka – 85’), Jorge Herrera 

Loudoun United FC STARTING LINEUP

Calle Brown, Jack Villatoro, Peabo Doue, Allexon Saravia, Collin Verfurth, Sandor Bustamante (Shinya Kadono – 45'), Andrew Lubahn (Chris Odoi-Atsem – 68'), Connor Presley, Noah Pilato, Kyle Murphy, Orlando Sinclair (Milton Campos – 86')

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