San Diego Boca Forward Alfredo Rodriguez finished a counter attack in extra time that started after a Flash breakdown by outpacing two Flash defenders on a through ball down the middle and slotted home the game winner into the left hand side of the net giving Boca the road victory. Players and coaches celebrated as the play was a classic counter that was executed perfectly by 19-year old midfielders Michael Perez and William Quintanilla. Quintanilla touched a pass in the midfield coming from Perez and found Rodriguez streaking through and delivered a silver platter pass to Rodriquez who calmly touched the ball to himself and then hit the ball past the Flash Goalkeeper which essentially ended the game and sealed the victory.
Head Coach Karim Ben Marzouk commented, “Today was another good win for our club as we played a good team in the Flash. We knew going in what type of futbol we needed to play to come out ahead. I give the boys credit for sticking in and fighting because the previous night they put out quite a bit of energy against Phoenix, winning in overtime. It obviously feels good to win especially when it’s a local derby but we know very well the Flash will be ready for the upcoming league matches. Right now we will enjoy the victory but its back to training on Monday.”
San Diego Boca FC now will face the winner of Fullerton Rangers and FC Hasental who play Tuesday night in Los Angeles. If San Diego Boca FC can win this next qualifying match, they will secure a birth in the US Open Cup.
Final Match Stats:
San Diego Boca FC 1 (Rodriguez - 91’)
SD Flash 0
Weather –Breezy and cool 59 degrees.
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About San Diego Boca FC
San Diego Boca FC is part of the Western Division of the 49-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.
Boca Soccer Store - Old Town
San Diego Boca FC also operates the Boca Soccer Store located in Old Town, San Diego at 1919 San Diego Ave, San Diego, Ca 92110. 619-756-7528.
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