Recap: The Miami FC 2 Drops Physical Match to Armada 1-0

Jun 6, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 6, 2018) – The Miami FC 2 closed out a four-match road trip, Wednesday night, against the Jacksonville Armada. The two in-state rivals played out a rough 90 minutes with the Armada taking the day 1-0.

It would be Jacksonville to come out the gate aggressive, taking the lead in the 11th minute.

The Armada’s Derek Gebhard and Camilo Portilla executed a give-and-go at the top of the MFC 2 box ending with a finish by Gebhard.

The 20th minute would see the momentum start to swing in the Orange and Blue’s favor. A great sequences of passes by MFC 2 would end with a close range chance for Dylan Mares that was saved.

The Miami FC 2 would continue to put pressure on the Armada backline for the rest of the half, seeing a few near misses before the halftime whistle blew.

The second half saw a rough-and-tumble 45 minutes of action.

Jaime Chávez came within millimeters of equalizing in the 59th minute as his looping header was destined to sneak in the far post but Jacksonville’s keeper Brian Holt was able to make a fingertip save.

Chávez would again get a chance to tie the match up, this time in the 70th minute after finding space in the Armada box only to see his shot blocked.

10 minutes later Rhett Bernstein would be shown a straight red after a tackle near midfield.

In the 82nd minute, Holt would come off his line and miss play a punch-out attempt. Chávez would pick up the ball sooner after only, to be taken down by Holt from behind. The referee paused for a moment to and decided to not call for the penalty.

A 10-man MFC 2 would keep fighting for an equalizer but eventually feel to the Armada 1-0.

The Orange and Blue finally returns home to host Palm Beach United, Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Get your ticket now at MiamiFC.com or by calling 844-MIAMIFC!

Quick Hits

Starting XI
GK: Vega
DEF: Polak, Trafford, Bernstein, Ruthven (71’ – McFarlane)
MID: Craft (53’ - Martínez), Mares (86’ – Greco), Michaud (86’ – Michaud),
FWD: Tyrpak, Chávez, Mares

Goals
9' - Gebhard (JAX) | Assisted by Portilla

Bookings
16' - Chávez (MFC2) | Yellow
32’ – Polak (MFC2) | Yellow
36’ – Portilla (JAX) | Yellow
50’ – Banks (JAX) | Yellow
79’ – Bernstein (MFC2) | Red
83’ – Holt (JAX) | Yellow
85’ – Tyrpak (MFC2) | Yellow
90+’ – Charpie (JAX) | Yellow