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Match Preview: Miami FC at Orange County SC

March 22, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Miami FC News Release

Miami FC head on to their first road trip of the season, making their way over to the West Coast to take on Orange County SC at Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, California. The two teams have faced each other twice before, both matches ending 0-0, with Miami being the last to host.

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Miami FC will be looking to get back in the points after last week's upset against Sacramento Republic FC after a goal from newcomer Trevor Amann. With a win and a loss under their belt, Miami will be playing for their first road win of the season.

"I'm already focused on Orange County" said midfielder Michael Vang following Saturday's defeat. "I see a lot of positives with this group... everyone put in effort. Mentally we're all strong and we're going to keep pushing. It's a step in the right direction."

Players to watch:

Nicolas Cardona (Defender)

Andrew Booth (Midfielder)

Allen Gavilanes (Midfielder)

Miami FC defender Benjamin Ofeimu hit 100 regular-season USL Championship appearances this match, with 39 being for Miami.

Opponent: Orange County SC

Orange County took the win on the road last week against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in a 2-0 performance.

Orange County had control of the match with 68% possession, scoring two goals to secure their victory. A few minutes after kickoff, Brian Iloski slotted one in the goal after an assist from Ryan Doghman, putting the visitors in the lead. In the second half, former Miami player Christian Sorto assisted the second goal to Cameron Dunbar.

Players to watch:

Cameron Dunbar (Forward)

Brian Iloski (Forward)

Colin Shutler (Goalkeeper)

Another player to watch out for is the ex-Miami forward Christian Sorto who amassed eight goals and three assists for Miami in his two seasons with the team.

Match Notes:

Miami FC is 0-2-0 with Orange County SC

This will be the third meeting between the two, second at Orange County

The match will be broadcast on CBS Sports Golazo Network

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