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Carolina Core FC Earn Hard Fought Two Points in Draw with Inter Miami CF II

May 19, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Carolina Core FC defeated Inter Miami CF II in a penalty kick shootout to take home two points after draw in regulation time.

Goal-Scoring Plays

CCFC - Jacob Evans, 15': Jacob Evans fired a right-footed strike outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. The goal was assisted by Facundo Canete, and is his second assist of the MLSNP season.

MIA - Israel Boatwright, 79': Israel Boatwright as the ball hit his back and landed into the goal.

Postgame Notes

Carolina Core FC secures the extra point in second shootout victory

Jacob Evans scores second goal in as many games to lead CCFC

MLSNP debut for defender Angel Aguas

Carolina Core FC wins second penalty kick shootout in MLSNP

Carolina Core FC played Inter Miami CF II to a 1-1 draw on Sunday night at Chase Stadium. Captain Jacob Evans opened the scoring when he belted home a right-footed strike from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal in the 15th minute. Moments later, the team would go down to 10-men following a red card issued to defender Kai Thomas in the 27th minute, when he fouled a Miami attacker as the last defender back. Inter Miami II would go on to find an equalizer in the 79th minute of the match when a cross hit the back of Israel Boatwright and landed in the goal. The match would end in a 1-1 draw and finish in an MLS NEXT Pro penalty kick shootout. Goalkeeper Alex Sutton would score a penalty of his own and save two to lead CCFC to a 4-2 shootout victory, securing the extra point on the road.

Jacob Evans scores second goal in as many games to lead CCFC

CCFC captain Jacob Evans found the opener for CCFC in the 15th minute of the match with a right-footed strike outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Evans latched on to a pass from midfielder Facundo Canete, scoring his second goal in as many games and his third of the MLS NEXT Pro season.

Angel Aguas makes MLSNP debut

CCFC defender Angel Aguas made his MLS NEXT Pro debut in the 76th minute of the match, coming on for defender Jathan Juarez. Aguas played 14 minutes in the match and served as a key contributor in keeping the match level, heading into the penalty kick shootout. Aguas would go on to score the second spot kick in the shootout, helping the team secure a much-needed second point on the road.


Carolina Core FC - Alex Sutton; Kai Thomas, Ibrahim Covi, Christian Diaz; Jesus Orejuela (Santiago Cambindo - 69'), Facundo Canete, Jathan Juarez (Angel Aguas - 76'), Derek Cuevas, Jacob Evans (Drake Hadeed - 76'); Ozzie Cisneros (Jeremiah White IV - 30'), Josuha Rodriguez (Carlos Mario Diaz - 71').

Substitutes not used - Andrew Pannenberg, David "Pachi" Polanco.

Inter Miami CF II - CJ Dos Santos; Cesar Abadia- Reda (Samuel Basabe - 78'), Tye Barton (Ian Fray - 61'), Tyler Hall, Nykolas Sessock (Israel Boatwright -78'); Jose Casas de Abadal, Ricardo Montenegro, Ryan Carmichael, Corentin Jean (Santiago Morales -70'), Dairon Reyes; Bryan Destin (Idoh Zeltzer-Zubida - 61').

Substitutes not used - Cohen Yuval, Alejandro Flores De La Paz, Owen Finnerty.

Next Game

Carolina Core FC visits Toronto FC II, continuing their start of the season road trip on Thursday, May 23 at York Lions Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 PM ET with a live stream available on

2024 MLS NEXT Pro

Carolina Core FC at Inter Miami CF II

Wednesday - Chase Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Carolina Core FC record: 1-4-2 (7 points - 14th in East)

Inter Miami CF II record: 3-4-2 (11 points - 11th in East)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Carolina Core FC 1 0 1

Inter Miami CF II 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:

CCFC: Jacob Evans (Facundo Canete) - 15'

MIA: Israel Boatwright - 80'

Misconduct Summary:

CCFC: Facundo Canete (caution) - 22'

CCFC: Kai Thomas (ejection) - 27'

CCFC: Jeremiah White IV (caution) - 85'

Referee: Adam Kilpatrick

Assistant Referees: Juan Pablo Casas, Albert Escovar

Fourth Official: Kyle Cividanes

Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 78 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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