BOCA RATON, FL – On Tuesday Boca Raton FC will play their last home game in the 2018 NPSL season. Boca Raton will take on their Palm Beach County rival Palm Beach United in a match set for Tuesday night. The Boys in Blue will look to win 2 games in a row, which would place the team in 5th place of the Sunshine Conference. In celebration of 4th of July, the first 50 fans to The Shipyard on Tuesday night will receive an American Flag, courtesy of The Boca Raton Tribune.
Head-to-Head Results: In the 2017 NPSL season Boca Raton FC and Palm Beach United met two times. In both of the matchups, Boca Raton came out victorious. In the 2018 season, they have only met one time previously with Boca Raton going down to 10 men, which lead to them being defeated 4-1.
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Boca Raton FC: Alec McKinley, is a young midfielder who signed with Boca Raton FC about halfway through the season. He has played soccer locally since he was young, even signing with the Portland Timbers U17 team. He was the lone goal scorer last time Boca Raton met against Palm Beach United. Though he received a red card shortly after scoring, he is ready to take on the team’s rivals to help lead Boca Raton to victory.
Coach Rooney on the upcoming matchup, “Overall we are going to have to continue doing what we do well. We have to learn from the last game [played against Palm Beach] what mistakes were made and to not allow those mistakes to be made in gameplay. We had the game in our hands and we just fell apart, we have to keep our composure up for the full 90 minutes. I’m excited to play after this win and I know my team is”. – Coach Jim Rooney
Alec McKinley on building on his lone goal, “Hopefully I’ll score another goal against the team and I can see out the win this time. Last game [against Palm Beach United] I was sent off the pitch pretty early on and my team ended up losing 4-1, I’m looking to come back and finish out the game strong”. – Alec McKinley
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Palm Beach United vs Boca Raton FC
Atlantic High School, Delray Beach,FL
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
7:00 p.m. ET
Tickets will be available at the door for $10.
Series History (W-D-L): 2-0-1
Most recent meeting: Palm Beach United 4-1 Boca Raton FC (June 20, 2018)
NPSL team records (W-D-L):
Boca Raton FC (3-1-6), 10 points, 11 GF, 29 GA, -18 GD
Palm Beach United (4-0-5), 12 points, 20 GF, 18 GA, +2 GD