10-man RBNY II loses third straight, 2:1
August 12, 2020 (Official Game Summary)
Loudoun United claimed its first win of the 2020 season as goals in either half lifted the side to victory against a Red Bulls II side that had to play down a man for 75 minutes at Red Bull Arena.
The visitors got a major boost in the 15th minute, when Red Bulls II goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley was sent off for handling outside his penalty area to deny a goalscoring opportunity, reducing New York to 10 men. Red Bulls II had the next good chance, as Sebastian Elney's free kick was saved by United goalkeeper Colin Miller in the 25th minute. In first-half stoppage time, Loudoun's Ted Ku-Dipietro squeezed home a finish to the left corner for his first goal of the season.
Despite being down a man, New York almost pulled level two minutes into the second half when Chris Lema cut a pass back to Elney with his back to goal at the top-right corner of the six-yard area. Elney attempted a back-heeled finish, but Miller wasn't caught out and pushed it wide for a corner. Elney threatened again five minutes later but was again kept out by a diving save by Miller. The visitors added to their lead, however, when Red Bulls II were whistled for a handball in the penalty area and Elvis Amoh shot low to the left corner to convert from the spot.
Red Bulls II began to mount a comeback with 11 minutes to go. Center back Preston Kilwien set off upfield after making an interception just inside Loudoun's half. After laying the ball off to a teammate, Jake LaCava found Kilwien as he arrived at the penalty area, and Kilwien wove into the left side of the penalty area and shot home to halve the deficit. There would be no equalizer for the hosts, as Loudoun extended New York's losing streak to three games.