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Monterey Bay F.C. Falls on the Road to Loudoun United FC

May 18, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Monterey Bay FC News Release

LEESBURG, Virginia - Monterey Bay F.C. (4-4-3, 15 points) was defeated 3-0 by Loudoun United FC (3-6-2, 11 points) at Segra Field. Xavi Gnaulati and Anthony Orendain made their starting eleven debuts for the Crisp-and-Kelp in the match. Orendain's start only lasted 38 minutes however, as he received two quick yellows and was dismissed from the match, leaving Monterey Bay down a man for the final hour.

Monterey Bay forced the first save of the night in the 8th minute of the match, but Chase Boone's shot from the right side on the end of a counter with number was knocked away by the goalkeeper. Less than two minutes later, Loudoun United FC's Riley Bidois managed to chip Antony Siaha after a miscommunication inside the box and the hosts took the 1-0 lead against the run of play. Boone looked to quickly erase the deficit with an opportunity nearly a minute later, but his shot was saved again. Morey Doner zipped a low and dangerous ball across the box in the 14th minute, but it was cleared by a defender with an outstretched foot. Bidois fired off a shot from just outside the box in the 25th minute, but it was popped up into the air and caught by Siaha. The Crisp-and-Kelp nearly found the equalizer in the 30th minute. Pulling the strings, Xavi Gnaulati played Walmer Martínez deep down the left sideline. Martínez then whipped the ball into the mix, but the snap header by Mobi Fehr missed just wide of the far post. Then 38 minutes into his first start for Monterey Bay, Anthony Orendain was shown a second yellow card for a high boot and was dismissed from the match, leaving the visitors with 10 men the rest of the way.

Eight minutes into the second half, Doner earned a free kick near the corner flag. The short corner was taken by Martínez towards the far post, but it was cleared out for a true corner on the far side - and that corner was caught by the goalkeeper. Kalil EdMedkhar doubled the lead for Loudoun United FC with a header in the 56th minute, bringing the match to a 2-0 scoreline. Immediately after, Loudoun United FC pushed ahead and scored another goal, but it was called back for offside. Then in the 79th minute, a botched save turned into an own goal and Monterey Bay found itself down 3-0 in Leesburg. The hosts looked to make it four in the first minute of stoppage time, but Siaha stone-walled the chance at the near post. In the final seconds, Jerry Ayon fired a shot from inside the box, but it missed over the top and the match ended 3-0 in favor of the hosts.

Up Next

Monterey Bay F.C. remains on the road for another Eastern Conference fixture, this time against Hartford Athletic on Friday, May 24. Kickoff from Trinity Health Stadium is set for 4:30 p.m. PT. Live streaming of the match will be available on ESPN+.

Additional Notes

Midfielder Xavi Gnaulati and Watsonville's Anthony Orendain made their first starts for Monterey Bay F.C. in the match.

Missing the match due to injury were Luther Archimède (knee), Simon Dawkins (knee), Kai Greene (back), Jesse Maldonado (knee), and Tristan Trager (ribs).

Forced out by injury, Kai Greene missed his first match for MBFC since 2022. Alex Dixon was also unavailable for selection due to personal reasons.


Date: May 18, 2024

Venue: Segra Field; Leesburg, Virginia

Weather: Rainy and 62 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

Loudoun United FC 1 2 3

Monterey Bay F.C. 0 0 0

LDN: Riley Bidois (Zach Ryan) 9'

LDN: Kalil ElMedkhar (Kwame Awuah) 56'

LDN: Carlos Guzmán (own goal) 79'


Loudoun United FC (4-4-2): Hugo Fauroux; Keegan Hughes, Robbie Dambrot, Jacob Erlandson (Trevor Zwetsloot, 45') (Kwame Awuah, 55'), Matai Akinmboni; Florian Valot, Keegan Tingey, Thomas McCabe (Pape Amadou Wane, 75'), Riley Bidois; Thomas Williamson (Kalil ElMedkhar, 45'), Zach Ryan (Cole Turner, 76')

Subs not used: Dane Jacomen, Justin Melly, Abdellatif Aboukoura, Gavin Turner

Monterey Bay F.C. (4-1-4-1): Antony Siaha; Grant Robinson, Carlos Guzmán (Pierce Gallaway, 87'), Alex Lara, Morey Doner; Rafa Baca (Adrian Rebollar, 68'); Walmer Martínez, Mobi Fehr (Jerry Ayon, 67'), Xavi Gnaulati (Miguel Guerrero, 56'), Chase Boone (Max Glasser, 67'); Anthony Orendain

Subs not used: Carlos Herrera, Chuy Enríquez

Stats Summary: LDN / MB

Shots: 15 / 6

Shots on Goal: 5 / 2

Saves: 2 / 2

Corner Kicks: 3 / 2

Fouls: 15 / 9

Possession: 59.9% / 40.1%

Misconduct Summary

LDN: Robbie Dambrot (caution) 3'

MB: Anthony Orendain (caution) 16'

MB: Morey Doner (caution) 28'

MB: Anthony Orendain (caution, dismissal) 38'

MB: Alex Lara (caution) 45+5'

LDN: Trevor Zwetsloot (caution) 49'

LDN: Thomas McCabe (caution) 64'

LDN: Pape Amadou Wane (caution) 83'

LDN: Cole Turner (caution) 88'


Referee: Thomas Snyder

Assistant Referee: Brian Marshall

Assistant Referee: A. Max Smith

Fourth Official: Nickrod Fateh

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