Hartford Athletic got their first USL Championship win with a 2-1 victory over Loudoun United on Sunday afternoon at Audi Field in Washington D.C.
Hartford Athletic controlled the offense in the second half with Jose Angulo in the front line. After a slow start going 0-0 into the start of the second half, Angulo chipped the ball into the back of the net after a first initial save from Loudoun keeper at the 59 minute mark.
Loudoun made it on the board just 5 minutes later with an unlucky own goal from Hartford.
Angulo answered right away with his 50th USL Championship regular-season goal in the upper 90 putting Hartford back in the lead 2-1. With great composure, Hartford continued to work the ball around for the remainder of the half and kept Loudoun from putting another one on the board.
Hartford Athletic is back home at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Saturday, May 25 for a Memorial Day Weekend match against Ottawa Fury FC at 7 PM. All military and first responders are offered a complimentary ticket to this match -- claim your ticket here.
Shots: 12-10 HFD
Shots on Target: 6-1 HFD
Corner Kicks: 6-4 HFD
Fouls Committed: 11-10 LDN
Saves: 4-1 LDN
Offside: 6-1 HFD
Possession: 51-49 LDN
Passing Accuracy: 85-82 LDN
HFD - Jose Angulo 59'
LDN - Nikolaj Lyngo 64' (Own Goal)
HFD - Jose Angulo 68'
31' - Jack Villatoro (Yellow)
88' - Milton Campos (Yellow)
90+2' - Giuseppe Gentile (Yellow)
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Jacob Lissek; Raymond Lee (c), Sem de Wit, Nikolaj Lyngo, Kyle Curinga; Mads Jørgensen, Collin Martin, Harry Swartz, Wojciech Wojcik (Giuseppe Gentile 80'), Sebastian Dalgaard (Jonathan Brown 70'); Jose Angulo (Ryan Williams 84').
LOUDOUN UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Earl Edwards Jr.; Peabo Doue, Jack Villatoro, Collin Verfurth, Allexon Saravia; Noah Pilato, Shinya Kadono (Milton Campos 74'), Connor Presley, Andrew Lubahn (Kyle Davis 98'); Orlando Sinclair, Kyle Murphy (c).