Keep Your Enemy Closer: Barry University

Mar 3, 2017

MIAMI (March 3, 2017) – The Miami FC is set to host Barry University, Saturday morning, in the club’s fifth preseason match up. The match is free to attend and open to the public.

Fast Start, Slow Finish
Barry University went 10-6 overall and finished 4-5 in Sunshine State Conference play in 2016.

The Bucs started the season on fire, winning seven of their first eight matches, including a six-match win streak where they outscored opponents 24-13.

Unfortunately things would cool of for Barry, losing five of the next nine. The Bucs were able to win three of the last four matches to close out the season with a winning record.

Postseason play would end quickly for Barry University as it dropped its first match, 1-0, to the University of Tampa.

One in One Out
Thomas Coombes played his final season for Barry University in 2016, going out with a bang. The Newcastle, England native scored a team and career-high 14 goals for the Bucs, adding six assists. Coombes had not reached double-digit goals in any of his previous three seasons at Barry University. However, he did score multiple goals in four matches, all of which ended up being Barry victories.

Coombes scoring prowess will be missed, but the Bucs return Hanno Antoni, who finished second in scoring during the 2016 season. The Mannheim, Germany native, netted 12 goals for the Bucs and assisted on four others. This marks a massive improvement for the forward, after he scored just one goal in 2015 after transferring from Oglethorpe University. Barry will now be looking to Antoni to lead the team in 2017.

Next Up
The Miami FC's preseason comes to a close on March 18 at 11 a.m., as the Orange and Blue hosts the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL at St. Thomas University. The match will be free and open to the public. 

The 2017 season kicks off on March 25 with the Miami FC coming home for the first time on Saturday, April 8 against the New York Cosmos. Visit MiamiFC.com/Tickets or call 844-MIAMIFC to get your Season Ticket Plan now, with plans starting at just $10 per match.