photo by: Gabriela Heizer
Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Football Club (4-0-1) defeated Alianza Miami Football Club 3-1 at home in front of 367 fans on Friday June 5th thanks to goals from C.J. Phelps, Shadi Harb and Hasani Sinclair.
The teams were very physical and 6 yellow cards were awarded on the night between the two teams, 4 going to Alianza and 2 for Boca Raton.
Boca took an early lead when Colby Burdette found C.J. Phelps near the box as he scored in the first minute and Boca was able to keep steady possession of the ball throughout the first half, controlling most of the pace and defending well despite Miami’s persistent offense.
The next goal for Boca came in the first half’s stoppage time after a free kick was awarded near midfield. Harb was able to capitalize on the opportunity and sent the home team into the locker room with a two-goal lead.
“We came into the game focused on the task at hand,” head coach Marcelo Castillo said after the match. “It was a very physical game but we were able to persevere and give our fans something to cheer about.”
Miami came out for the second half eager to score and Juscivlado De Sousa curved it in the back of the net for the visitors, which left goalkeeper Alan Trani stopped in his tracks. Despite Alianza’s many
After the goal, Alianza Miami began to play offensively with many chances on goal, but nevertheless, De Sousa’s goal was Miami’s only on the night, and after Sinclair’s goal in the 52nd minute Boca rode their lead to an easy victory.
“We played a very good game tonight in front of our home crowd,” said C.J. Phelps. “We had two great results on the road and we are happy to be able to continue to perform at such a high level in front of our fans.”
Boca Raton is currently on a three-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 10-3.
About Boca Raton FC:
Boca Raton Football Club is a fourth division club from Boca Raton playing in the American Premier Soccer League. In just a few months the clubs has broken APSL attendance records in both their home games and have been the most talk-about club in the league. Boca Raton FC’s goal is to be a pathway for players to compete at a high level and be part of a professional soccer atmosphere as well as bringing high-level competition to the City of Boca Raton where residents can watch a game in a safe, fun, and exciting environment.
Team 1 2 Final
Boca Raton FC 2 1 3
Alianza Miami 0 1 1
Boca: C.J. Phelps (Colby Burdette) 1’
Boca: Shadi Harb 45+’
Alianza: Juscivlado De Sousa 49’
Boca: Hassani Sinclair 52’
Time of match: 8:00pm
June 3, 2015
Boca Raton: 2