Saturday evening marked the beginning of the newest rivalry in Miamian soccer. Established WPSL club FC Surge made the short trip to Milander Park in Hialeah to take on Miami United FC Women, who are in their debut WPSL season.
There was plenty of reasons for soccer fans in and around the South Florida soccer world to be happy about this week.
The Miami FC got things off to a great start with a win away at New York Red Bulls II on Friday night. The game’s only goal came when Billy Forbes clipped a lovely ball through for János Löbe. The full back centered for Ballard who had his shot blocked but Jamaican international Speedy Williams rifled home a smart finish from the edge of the box.
Southwest Florida and the Magic City don’t have much in common. Beside the palm trees, fantastic seafood, and a passion to preserve one of the world’s natural wonders the two areas aren’t alike. Don’t tell the Magic City based football clubs that. Both the Miami FC and FC Surge felt right at home bringing back all of the points across Alligator Alley.
Scotland national Claire Emslie scored Scotland’s first-ever Women’s World Cup goal Sunday. If South Florida soccer fans think the name sounds familiar, they would be right.
FC Surge, South Florida’s entry in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, kicks off its 2018 season tonight.
Surge, which was founded in 2013 and has been part of the WPSL since its 2015 inception, provides an opportunity for some of the region’s top soccer players to stay fresh and compete with other players around the state.