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Angulo has two goals to lift Hartford Athletic to first USL win of season

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19  – Hartford forward Jose Angulo, who once scored a United Soccer League record 23 goals in a single season while playing with Pittsburgh, scored two goals Sunday to help the Athletic win their first-ever USL Championship division contest with a 2-1 victory over Loudoun United before 825 fans at Audi Field here in Washington.

Hartford (2-9-1, 1-9-1 USL Championship) took a 1-0 lead early in the second half. Angulo fired a shot at Louden goalie Earl Edwards, Jr., that he saved. But the rebound went right back to Angulo, who deposited the rebound into the net for the lead with 13 minutes gone in the second half.

Hartford’s Kyle Curinga battles for the ball in Sunday’s USL Championship division match in Washington. The Athletic won, 2-1. (Photo courtesy Hartford Athletic)

Louden (2-4-3) was the benefit of a Hartford mistake to tie the match at 1-1. A back pass from Hartford defender Nikolai Lyngo got past Hartford goalie Jacob Lissek.

But it took just two minutes for Angulo to put Hartford back in front. He took a pass from teammate Sebastian Dalgaard in the center of the box and fired a left-footed shot into the top left corner of the net past Edwards to put the Athletic back into the lead.

the 68th minute with Angulo taking Sebastian Dalgaard’s pass in the center of the box and firing a left-footed shot into the top-left corner to restore the lead.

Hartford, which has won two consecutive matches, returns to Rentschler Field on Saturday for a 7 p.m. against the Ottawa Fury. The Athletic beat New York Cosmos B in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open tournament last week.

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