The Miami FC dominant in post-Irma friendly win over Miami United FC

It took a little while, but The Miami FC shook off its post-Hurricane Irma rust and showed its quality against Miami United FC’s APSL squad, 6-0.

It nearly took an entire half for Miami FC to finally break the seal on the MUFC goal. Despite a number of free kicks, corner kicks and quality opportunities, which included a shot off the crossbar, the score remained 0-0 for much of the first half. Finally, Kwadwo Poku put an opportunity away in the 45th minute to give Miami FC the lead heading into halftime.

After the break, there were a number of changes made by both teams. The addition of Stefano Pinho changed the attack, and it would lead to five more goals. Pinho himself had a brace, along with Poku. Calvin Rezende got on the scoresheet along with Ariel Martinez, who finished a beautiful opportunity with his left foot.

Miami FC’s next scheduled game is Sept. 24 against Jacksonville Armada FC. Miami United’s next scheduled game is a U.S. Open Cup qualifier against South Florida FC at Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City on Sept. 24.

Magic City Soccer Episode 36: Reunited and it feels so good! UM, FIU, APSL, Miami FC and more!

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Finally, Drew, Matt and Omar are back together! The results are average at best! We talk about Hurricanes and FIU women’s soccer, the start of the APSL fall season, Miami FC player acquisitions and game results, European club football and the U.S. facing off in the Hex. Join us, won’t you?

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Magic City Soccer Episode 35: Losing streaks, whiskies of sadness and an EPL preview

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It’s sad times around Miami-Dade County, as The Miami FC are out of the U.S. Open Cup and currently enduring a three-game losing streak. Matt and Omar break it down. Plus, they look ahead to the 2017-2018 English Premier League season. Join us, won’t you?

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The Miami FC knocked out of U.S. Open Cup by sluggish performance against FC Cincinnati

Three weeks ago, The Miami FC was the hottest club in North American soccer. Just coming off a 14-game unbeaten streak, the club defeated second-place San Francisco Deltas 7-0 to claim the NASL Spring Season title and had everything to look forward to in a matchup against FC Cincinnati in which it would be favored. Mother Nature intervened and forced a postponement to Aug. 2. Three weeks isn’t that long, right?

For Miami FC and its fans (10,415 of whom showed up Wednesday night — a club record), it feels like an eternity. The club is officially on a losing streak, capped off with the indignity of a 1-0 home shutout to Cincinnati and an ignoble exit from a memorable U.S. Open Cup run.

The Miami FC NASL Spring Season review: Midfield

The midfield has been The Miami FC’s best weapon this season. Not only can they provide extra bodies on defense in hectic situations, but they have been the key to allowing the forwards to counterattack quickly. Richie Ryan, Dylan Mares, and Michael Lahoud have all shined in the spring season playing different roles in the midfield. This unit has unlocked many of the answers against NASL and U.S. Open Cup opponents. Let’s take a look at the trio’s season so far and their best moments.

Miami Soccer in the News: July 22, 2017

A short roundup of coverage about Miami soccer:

The11.ca: Trafford has become a key piece for the Miami FC juggernaut

And, in the midst of it all is Canadian Mason Trafford, who has been a regular starter with Miami FC since the team acquired him from the Ottawa Fury after the 2015 season. Trafford is a linchpin for the second-year franchise.

Steven Sandor, who is a color commentator for FC Edmonton and a writer at The11.ca, gives us a look at Mason Trafford, with a particular focus on his desire to play for the Canada men’s national soccer team.