This Saturday’s showdown between Boca Raton FC and Miami United is the NPSL Game of the Week nationally. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in three different competitions since April 30. The #SouthFloridaDerby has become an intense rivalry and all the action can be seen live on Sportsmesh.TV beginning live at 6 pm ET. This begins a three match homestand for Boca Raton and the club plays five of its last six matches at home. All Boca Raton FC NPSL home matches for the remainder of the NPSL Sunshine Conference campaign will be played at Broward College South in Pembroke Pines. Conveniently located just west of the Florida Turnpike on Pines Blvd, it is an accessible venue and short drive for fans throughout south Florida.
Miami United sits just two points behind Miami Fusion on top of the NPSL Sunshine Conference. The club has had an uneven campaign winning five of eight matches but both of its losses have been by three goals each. Boca Raton FC needs three points in this match to realistically stay in the race for NPSL Sunshine Conference title.
Boca Raton FC vs Miami United FC
Saturday June 24, 2017
6:00 pm ET
Broward College South, Pembroke Pines
Series History (W-D-L): Miami United leads 2-0-1
Most recent meeting: Boca Raton 2-1 Miami United, APSL June 14, 2017
NPSL team records (W-D-L):
Boca Raton: 2-0-4, 6 points 7 GF 11 GA -4 GD
Miami: 5-1-2, 16 points 11 GF, 11 GA 0 GD
Leading Scorers (NPSL only) :
Boca Raton: Shadi Harb, Justin Wilbanks (2)
Miami: Jacopo Camilli (3)
Last NPSL match for Boca Raton FC (L 2-4 @Miami United) :
Boca Raton FC fell to NPSL Sunshine Conference pace setters Miami Fusion FC 4-2 despite a brace from Justin Wilbanks. NPSL Sunshine Conference leading scorer Victor Cardoso scored twice, his sixth and seventh goals of the season to pace Miami. The loss drops Boca Raton 12 points behind the Fusion in the race for the NPSL Sunshine Conference crown.
Wilbanks struck from distance in the seventh minute to give Boca Raton the lead. However, Miami scored three times before halftime with Maximiliano Schenfeld equalizing the match in minute 15 before a double from Cardoso before the whistle blew for the half. Boca Raton’s first half was uneven, after a quick start the team had a hard time passing through Miami’s high-press and conceded three goals.
After halftime, Boca Raton created more chances and had the better of play for large portions of the half. Wilbanks second strike in minute 68 was cancelled out by William Stamatis two minutes later. Boca Raton had several chances to claw back into the game by claiming a third, the best chance falling to Wilbanks who was played in by Eduardo Cruz s in minute 83 but he put his shot just wide. Both sides had a player sent off late in the match as the game which was open and free-flowing in the first half become chippier and more physical after halftime.
NPSL Sunshine Conference Table
|Miami Fusion FC||7||6||0||1||18||20||9||11|
|Miami United FC||8||5||1||2||16||11||11||0|
|Jacksonville Armada U-23||7||4||1||2||13||17||7||10|
|Boca Raton FC||6||2||0||4||6||7||11||-4|
|Naples United FC||5||0||0||5||0||1||11||-10|