BOCA RATON, FL – This Sunday, Boca Raton FC will travel to Jacksonville for the second game of a four game road trip. Boca Raton will take on the Armada, who are currently the third-best team in the Sunshine Conference.
After last weekend’s draw of 1-1 against Miami United, the Boys in Blue are hungry to pick up more points on the road. Boca Raton will look to earn another positive result away from home, but need to display an impressive performance against a strong Jacksonville team.
In May, Boca Raton FC and Jacksonville met for the first and only time. The Armada came out on top at The Shipyard, winning 2-1.
Players to Watch:
Boca Raton FC – Michael Stone has been a key player for Boca Raton FC since returning from his first year at Amherst College. The 6’ 2” goalkeeper was named the player of the game in the away draw against Miami United. After limiting the Sunshine Conference’s most dangerous attack to just one goal, Stone and the Boca Raton backline will look to keep a clean sheet in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Armada – Alhassane Keita scored both goals in Jacksonville’s early season victory over Boca Raton. In the 2015-16 APSL season, the Guinean striker made 43 appearances, playing 3,199 minutes and scoring on 13 of his 76 shots on goal.
“Heading in to weekend’s game we as a team understand a know that Jacksonville has some quality players. My team knows that they will have to maintain possession of the ball and keep pressure on the opposing team. We know that from the first minute to the 90th we will have to play hard.” – Head Coach, Jim Rooney
“We can carry this momentum [from last week’s 1-1 draw] into the game in Jacksonville making sure to remain focused and compact at the back. A shutout would be big, as we would only need to score one goal to pick up all three points.” – Michael Stone, goalkeeper
- Rafinha (Broken Foot)
- Joseph Sosa (Thigh)
Boca Raton FC vs Jacksonville Armada FC
UNF Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
Sunday, June 17, 2018
7:00 pm ET
Tickets will be on sale at the door. The game will broadcasted live on Boca Chamber Radio.
Series History (W-D-L): Jacksonville Armada leads 1-0-0
Most recent meeting: Jacksonville Armada FC 2-1 Boca Raton FC (May 12, 2018)
NPSL team records (W-D-L):
Boca Raton FC (2-1-3), 7 points, 9 GF, 13 GA, -4 GD
Jacksonville Armada (3-1-1), 10 points, 7 GF, 6 GA, +1 GD