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USL Sep 25, 2020

Loudoun United FC cancels rest of 2020 schedule due to COVID-19 cases

Loudoun United FC won’t play the final three matches of their 2020 USL Championship season due to multiple cases of COVID-19 within the organization.

Washington Post Soccer Insider Steven Goff first reported the news on Friday, after the club announced earlier this week that Saturday’s match against Charleston Battery had been postponed.

Loudoun United stated on Tuesday that the club and USL officials would be making a determination about Loudoun’s remaining games, following the postponement of their match against Charleston. The result of that determination is that Loudoun will not play its remaining regular season games against New York Red Bulls II (Sept. 30) and North Carolina FC (Oct. 4).

According to Loudoun’s statement, the members of the organization who tested positive for COVID-19 were “immediately isolated at home and are in good spirits under the care of team physicians.”

Loudoun’s withdrawal from the season will not significantly affect the race for the USL Championship playoffs, as the club closes the year with a 1-9-3 record. USL playoff spots will be determined by points per game, accounting for any differences in total number of games played.

As the official second-division squad for MLS club D.C. United, Loudoun United players will remain eligible for call-up to the first team. According to Goff’s report, D.C. United is planning to invite Loudoun United’s 19-year-old forward Kairou Amoustapha and potentially another player for workouts at the MLS level.