Kendall, FL – Boca Raton FC defeated Uruguay Kendall on Sunday to win the 2015 American Premier Soccer League Regular Season Title.
In a hard-fought match which saw numerous yellow cards, Boca Raton was able to prevail at the end thanks to a Colby Burdette free kick that found the back on the net after it was deflected by the wall.
“We’ve been working for this all season long,” said Burdette. “The coaching staff believes in us, and we believe in ourselves and now we find ourselves regular season champions.”
Boca Raton’s 7-game win streak is an APSL record, as the club has not lost a match since in nearly two months.
The lone loss of the season came in the hands of Miami Dade FC at The Shipyard on May 15.
On Sunday, as it’s been the case during the 3-game road trip, Boca Raton got the scoring started in the 20th minute when Burdette was brought down on the box and Gabe Taboda cooly sank the penalty kick to give Boca the 1-0 lead.
Despite leading, Uruguay Kendall kept leveling the score and at the half both teams were leveled at 2-2.
“We knew this would be a difficult game,” says head coach Marcelo Castillo. “Uruguay Kendall has been one of the marquee teams in the league and playing them at home is no easy task.”
Boca Raton took the 3-2 lead in the second half when CJ Phelps’ corner found Hassani Sinclair’s foot for the perfect set-piece goal.
Uruguay Kendall leveled the game yet again in the 75th minute when they were awarded their second penalty kick of the game.
The last 15 minutes of the game were hard-fought and chippy. Boca Raton and Uruguay Kendall were evenly matched but in the end, a Colby Burdette free kick was the difference.
With his two-goal performance, Burdette (6) moves to 3rd in the APSL Golden Boot race.
Boca Raton’s 4-3 victory over Uruguay Kendall gives them the 2015 APSL Regular Season Championship, the top seed in the 2015 APSL Playoffs, and a first-week playoff BYE.
Boca Raton will face the winner of the Miami Dade FC/Alianza Miami game in the semifinals at the Shipyard on July 25. Tickets are available by following the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-apsl-semifinals-boca-raton-fc-vs-tba-tickets-17748421005
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