901 FC Lands Top Spot in Eastern Conference Standings
LEESBURG, Virginia. – Memphis 901 FC lands the number one spot in the USL Championship Eastern Conference standings after defeating Loudoun United FC 3-0 in a match riddled with weather delays.
After an hour and a half weather delay, Memphis started the game quickly as Phillip Goodrum attempted the first shot in the opening 30 seconds.
Goodrum and Laurent Kissiedou connected in the fifth minute to put Memphis up 1-0. Goodrum received the ball as he ran up the right side, sending a pass into the six-yard box, where Kissiedou was waiting and took a first time, right footed shot that hit the back of the net.
Loudoun responded quickly, taking a shot of their own in the sixth minute as John Berner got his hands on the ball to end the attack.
Goodrum looked to capitalize on a fast break, Patrick Seagrist sent a ball over the top of the Loudoun defense that Goodrum ran to before his effort was narrowly saved by Joseph Rice in the 17 minute.
Jeremy Kelly scored the second goal in the 29 minute. Kelly found Leston Paul at the top of the box before Paul returned it just beyond the Loudoun defense and Kelly’s touch put the ball in the back of the net.
Despite Loudoun leading in possession for the majority of the first half, Memphis capitalized in front of goal with 5-9 shots being on target as opposed to Loudoun’s 3-9.
Loudoun came out strong in the second half after a three-hour weather delay, possessing the ball and creating opportunities in their attacking third.
Goodrum added a goal to go along with his assist in the 55 minute. Kelly ran the ball down the left side of the field before delivering a cross over the Loudoun defense that Goodrum met with a diving header that landed in the bottom left side of the goal.
901 FC held strong through the second half creating opportunities and holding firm in the back, leading to their fourth straight win.
Memphis 901 FC comes back home to AutoZone Park on Saturday, June 4 vs. Atlanta United 2. Kickoff is at 7:30PM CT.
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