Boca started the action immediately, peppering the Lancaster goal. In the 14th minute, the first successful effort came off a tap pass from Justin Picou to Midfielder Juan “Kichis” Perez-Bernal, who smashed the ball past the Rattlers goalkeeper, Zach Brunner. Lancaster fired back, but spent the majority of the first half on their heels.
Less than ten minutes later in the 23rd minute, San Diego Boca FC goal scoring leader Justin Picou received a beautiful cross from Mohammed Al Jaber and spotted a clean header to the top corner. Boca would run away with the game in the 30th minute with goal number two for Justin Picou, starting with a header off the crossbar, Justin volleyed his own rebound into the net.
The second half saw a Boca side more focused on holding their lead and controlling the play on the field. Lancaster scored their only goal in the 51st minute off a penalty kick by Jimmy Lange, caused by an inadvertent hand ball in the box. Boca would continue to take shot after shot, and heard the clang of the crossbar a couple times before the 85th minute, where Cameron Roget rocketed a shot fifteen yards out which bounced off the top cross bar into the goal across the line. After a couple minutes of referee consulting, he awarded the goal to Boca.
The entire game saw a Boca side that was more focused, more determined and more skillful with the ball, leaving Lancaster little opportunity to take the game back. The final result was a resounding 4-1 victory for San Diego Boca FC.
San Diego Boca FC was happy with their new recent signing of Midfielder Ze Roberto, who also plays locally with the San Diego Sockers during the winter season. Ze Roberto came in and utilized his indoor skills on an outdoor pitch to bring a calmness to the game with his Brazilian style of play. At the same time, Ze Roberto was very effective on the defensive side with numerous takeaways and tackles to break up any offensive movement by Lancaster.
San Diego Boca FC Head Coach Papo Santos quoted, “The team needed this win to stay focused on securing a playoff spot in 2011 as this is the midpoint of the season where every game counts. Signing our new midfielder Ze Roberto definitely was a positive impact for the team as he helped solidify our transition game from defense to offense and keep the ball on the ground. We still have a few holes to fill and having a bye next week will allow us to continue to improve the squad at training as the team is fighting to gain a winning momentum into playoff season.”
About American Soccer Corp. / San Diego Boca FC
San Diego Boca FC is part of the Western Division of the 38-team National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). San Diego Boca FC was founded to promote professional, amateur, and youth soccer throughout San Diego County through a grassroots approach, following that of storied Argentina club Boca Juniors. For more information, visit www.sdboca.com or www.npsl.info
San Diego Boca FC is owned and operated by American Soccer Corporation and is the only US based publicly traded soccer company. American Soccer Corp. is listed on the German Boerse Stock Exchange under the Stock Symbol: 5cr.F (Yahoo Finance/Morningstar)
Boca Soccer Store-Old Town
San Diego Boca FC owns and operates the Boca Soccer Store located in Old Town, San Diego at 1919 San Diego Ave, San Diego, Ca 92110.
Boca Soccer Store carries Lotto, Nike, Adidas, and much more. Soccer enthusiasts can browse through our selection of jerseys, cleats, balls, bags, and more. Also, come check out our ESPN Soccer Zone Lounge Area for free viewing of 2010 Champions League and 2012 Euro qualifying matches including daily Fox Soccer, Gol TV, ESPN Deportes coverage on our 55” HD TV’s.
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