BOCA RATON, FL – On Saturday, the Boys in Blue head west to take on Naples United FC in what will be the finale of a four-game road trip. Boca Raton are looking to put an end to a two-game skid, while Naples seek to extend their three-game unbeaten run. If Boca Raton FC are able to take all three points, they will have surpassed last season’s points total, with three games yet to be played.
Boca Raton FC have defeated Naples United FC in all three meetings, boasting a 3-0-0 record. The most recent clash between these two sides came in May, when Boca Raton won 3-1 at The Shipyard.
Player to Watch:
Boca Raton FC: Defender Austin Lukasik joined Boca Raton after finishing his first year at Vassar College, where he featured in all 18 games during the 2017 season. Lukasik played an important role in a strong defense that conceded only 0.94 goals per game. The versatile defender is eager to make offensive contributions and get involved in advanced positions.
Naples United FC: Striker Jonathan Moyano has been one of Naples’ key players as of late. The 21-year-old forward has found the back of the net in Naples’ last two games, scoring three goals. Boca Raton prevented Moyano from getting on the scoresheet in May and will be eager to do so again.
“We have continued working on ourselves and understanding what we do well. We have been working on our endurance and being able to play 90 minutes; we have given up too many penalty kicks this year and we need to be more focused on the game”. -Jim Rooney, Head Coach
On how Boca Raton FC can bounce back from two consecutive defeats: “As long as we remain level-headed and understand that we are a very strong team, we will be able to rebound. If we are mentally strong during the game, we will be able to get the desired result.” – Austin Lukasik
Rafinha (Broken Foot)
Joseph Sosa (Thigh)
Charles Smith (Hip Flexor)
Alec McKinley (1 Game Suspension)
Naples United FC vs Boca Raton FC
Palmetto Ridge High School, Naples, FL
Saturday, June 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. ET
The game will be broadcasted live on Boca Chamber Radio.
Series History (W-D-L): 3-0-0
Most recent meeting: Boca Raton FC 3 – 1 Naples United FC (May 19, 2018)
NPSL team records (W-D-L):
Naples United FC (3-1-3), 10 points, 10 GF, 10 GA, 0 GD
Boca Raton FC (2-1-5), 7 points, 10 GF, 24 GA, -14 GD