Miami FC and Haiti ends in a 1-1 draw

August 2, 2008 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Fort Lauderdale Strikers News Release

Miami, FL - In front of a hyped up crowd of nearly 1,300 people in Little Haiti Soccer Complex, Miami FC vs. Haiti friendly match ended in a 1-1 draw, with both goals scored during the second half.

Miami FC started the game without much creativity and didn't generate many scoring chances in the first half. Haiti came out organized and had more possession of the ball. The best scoring chance came in the 30th minute when Haitian left wing crossed the ball but Haitian forward wasn't able to reach it.

The first half ended scoreless.

Miami FC came out stronger in the second half, but it was Haiti that scored first. In the 68th minute Haiti's number 18 had a powerful kick outside the box. Before reaching the goal, the ball deflected off a Miami FC player which completely tricked Sam Reynolds, Miami FC's goalkeeper.

Miami FC responded quickly and tied the game up in the 75th minute. Bruno Menezes rushed down the right flank and crossed a perfect ball over all the Haitian defenders and Miami FC's forward Willie Sims headed the ball to the back of the net.

Miami FC and Haiti continued to put pressure but the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

"I was very pleased on what I saw on the field in the second half. Our team showed that we have very good quality to play against a strong national team like Haiti" remarked Zinho, Miami FC's head coach.

Miami's next game is away at Silverbacks Park on Friday, August 8th against the same Atlanta team the Blues defeated 3-0 this past Sunday. Miami's next home match at Tropical Park is on August 24th against the Charleston Battery. Group tickets are currently on sale by visiting our ticket page by calling 305-728-2612. Single game tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-866-57-MIAMI. Watch all of Miami's away games and all other USL games live on USL Live!

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