LEESBURG, Va. — It looks like New Amsterdam FC will need some more work on both sides of the ball after tasting defeat for the first time Sunday night.
The expansion team went down to a 3-0 loss to FC Baltimore Christos in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the NISA Independent Cup.
The result left New Amsterdam FC winless at 0-1-1 and one point while the Maryland side improved to 1-0-1 and four points.
FC Baltimore Christos scored early and late in the opening half to grab a 2-0 halftime lead.
Alex Lee gave the winners all the scoring they needed in the 11th minute as he headed a long through ball past goalkeeper Mahamad Keita.
On the final kick of the half four minutes into stoppage time, FC Baltimore Christos doubled the lead. The scoring sequence began on a switch play from David Harris to find Lee, who sent the ball to Tunde Akinlotsu for a two-goal margin.
Center back Kyle Saunderson headed captain Malcolm Harris’ corner kick past keeper Laurence Girard, the team’s owner, to finish off the scoring on the hour.
In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Cosmos (0-0-1) met Maryland Bobcats FC (0-0-1).
New Amsterdam FC will kick off the National Independent Soccer Association season on Aug. 21, when it welcomes the Cosmos to the Hudson Sports Complex in Warwick, N.Y. on Friday, Aug. 21.