The Miami FC Earns a Point in Draw With Carolina

Rezende puts in great shift for The Miami FC
May 14, 2016

CARY, N.C. – The Miami FC traveled to WakeMed Soccer Park, Saturday night, to take on the second place Carolina RailHawks. After weathering an early storm, the Miami FC took control of the match in the second half and walked away with a point, after a 0-0 draw.

The first half was up and down for the Miami FC, with the RailHawks coming out fast to open the match.

Daniel Vega was super between the posts as he faced four shots, making saves on all four

Just two minutes into the match, Vega went full stretch to stop a shot far post. Six minutes later, Vega had to drop near post to deny another point-blank Carolina opportunity.

In the 15th minute, the RailHawks were able to get out on the break for a 1v1 chance. Vega was quick off his line, getting a toe on the shot that dribbled towards goal and bounced of the post.

The Miami FC began to fight back in the final 15 minutes of the half thanks to excellent play from midfielder Calvin Rezende.

Miami FC’s best scoring chance came in the 41st minute when a Jonathan Borrajo cross barley missed the head of Jaime Chavez.

After 45 frantic minutes, the match was deadlocked at 0-0.

The momentum carried over into the second half as the Miami FC controlled the early goings.

In the 49th minute, man in form, Rezende floated a beautiful ball to the far post that found the right boot of Cvitanich but the shot went high.

Massive pressure from the Miami FC created two more chances on scrabbles in the box but the ball could not find the back of the net.

The RailHawks created some offense in the 55th minute that ended with Vega needing to save a bicycle kick from Carolina’s Alex Perez.

Rezende’s great night continued as he was able to send in dangerous passes into the box and fire off good shots from distance.

Carolina nearly took the lead late in the match, but another Adailton tackle kept the score level at 0-0.

As the final whistle approached, substitute Dane Richards flew past the RailHawks defense but his jersey was grabbed from behind to kill Miami FC’s finally scoring opportunity.

90 minutes of high intensity action ended in a 0-0 draw for the Miami FC.

The Miami FC returns to FIU stadium in two weeks as they kick off a two-match home stand against FC Edmonton, followed by Indy Eleven.