PEMBROKE PINES, FL — Boca Raton FC defeated Hurricanes FC 3-1 on Saturday afternoon to earn a much-needed three points and valuable playing time ahead of the 2016 APSL Playoffs.
Boca Raton FC set the tone early in the game when Giovanni DiMauro opened up the scoring in the 18th minute after Amoroso’s perfectly placed cross found the wide-open DiMauro for the goal. Amoroso, who has played for some of the world’s biggest clubs including AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund, wasted no time at 42 years of age and was able to make his presence known early and often.
“Having a player like Amoroso playing with us is great,” said coach Pedro Yunes. “He is a World-Class player and to have him playing with us and passing down his knowledge to these young guys is amazing.”
Amoroso nearly opened his Boca Raton FC scoring account in the 31st minute when Bruno Militz’s low cross in the box found Amoroso who put it away with class in the lower right corner of the goal however the goal was called offsides by the sideline referee.
In the 36th minute, Militz had a spurt of brilliance as the midfielder dribbled three hurricanes defenders by himself and blasted a shot from 20 yards out to give Boca Raton the 2-0 lead.
In the second half, Roben Decius hit the upper 90 of the goal to give Boca Raton the 3-0 lead after a great pass from Nickardo Blake. Late in the game former Boca Raton FC player Sekani Sinclair scored for Hurricanes FC to cut the deficit but Boca Raton’s defense led by captain Braxton Fuster, and Luizão were able to lock down the back and preserve the 3-1 lead.
Boca Raton will now play Miami Nacional on Wednesday night at Broward College South Campus for their final regular season game before the playoffs.