West Palm Beach, FL — Boca Raton Football Club defeated Palm Beach Breakers AFC on Friday night at Dyer Park 2-1 to gain three crucial points in the United Premier Soccer League standings heading into the last week of games.
A brace by Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was all Boca Raton FC needed to keep the Breakers at bay and move into second place in the standings with one game remaining.
Boca Raton FC opened up the scoring in the 27th Minute when a long throw-in by Kevin Byrne found Johnson’s head and the former NFL Pro-Bowler was able to place it perfectly in the upper right-hand side of the goal away from the keeper.
Johnson doubled his goal count in the game in the 45th minute when a poor clearance by Breakers gave the ball to Ryan Price who dribbled down the left side and sent a low crossing ball to Johnson who was able to power it home for his second of the game.
Breakers AFC got one back early in the second half, but Boca Raton FC’s defense was able to close out any other opportunities to preserve the 2-1 win in West Palm Beach.
“I was happy with my performance tonight,” said Johnson of his two-goal performance. “This gives me some more confidence as I continue to grow in the game and help my teammates with the ultimate goal of winning a championship.”
Boca Raton FC currently sits in second place in the UPSL Palm Beach Division with 22 points with a key match this weekend versus Fourth-Place PSL United, who will be looking for a win.