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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.

Previewing The Match: Miami FC v Puerto Rico FC

The highly anticipated rematch between the top two teams in the NASL fall table is here. As we mentioned last week, the fall season has been a reverse of fortune for teams who found themselves at the bottom in the spring. Positions three and four are currently held by Edmonton and North Carolina who need a magical run in this campaign to earn a spot in the NASL playoffs.

North Carolina FC v Miami FC: Previewing The Match

It feels like just about a fortnight ago that we discussed Miami and North Carolina FC. In fairness, it’s been ten days since these two clubs faced off in what was an exciting end to any soccer match. North Carolina were able to steal all three points from Miami by converting their third goal of the night from a set piece.

How have the two teams fared since that match on the fifth of August? Miami came back with a vengeance but suffered some setbacks in a 3-1 victory over the Indy Eleven. North Carolina could only manage a point in a 2-2 draw with the Jacksonville Armada.

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.

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.

Magic City Soccer Episode 31: Miami FC are the Kings of Florida!

It was, simply put, the most consequential week in the history of The Miami FC. The entire podcast is dedicated to Miami FC, who easily dispatched with MLS side Orlando City SC in the Open Cup then thrashed Jacksonville Armada to maintain a seven-point cushion at the top of the NASL table. Matt and Omar walk you through it, featuring comments from Stefano Pinho, Ariel Martinez, Nesta and Bruce Silverman. Join us, won’t you?

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