San Diego Boca FC started off the new year with a bit of a new look with several newly signed players getting the start along with a core of returning players from 2012.
To start the match, Boca took the lead in the first half in the 33rd minute with a header from returning forward Brett Haase who headed in a nice cross from newly signed Midfielder Berrick Rastok. Boca ended up with two additional goals by newcomer and local player Fabian Machado who looked solid in the midfield for Boca throughout the match. Fabian worked hard to earn two goals in the 45th and 55th minutes from deep shots at the top of the box.
Defensively, San Diego Boca FC looked solid as Goalkeepers Grant Essig and Tad Caraway split time in the nets with Essig getting a shut out in the first half and Tad Caraway playing very well in the second half. Boca Team Captain and Central Defender Brent Zuniga and newly signed defender, Joe Schloss , did well to combine in the middle to keep things under control in the back.
San Diego Boca FC Head Coach Karim Ben Mazuk commented, "We are happy to get the victory over the OC Crew to start the 2013 pre-season. Winning is a trend and we want to establish that trend but more importantly we want to see what we have in terms of the players on the field. We have a partially
Final Match Stats:
Haase: 33rd Minute
Machado: 55th Minute
San Diego Boca FC 3
OC Crew 1
Weather - Sunny 70 degrees.
About San Diego Boca FC
San Diego Boca FC is part of the Western Division of the 65-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 - Sports Arena (Point Loma)
San Diego Boca FC also operates the Boca Soccer Store located in Old Town, San Diego at 3445 Midway Drive Suite F, San Diego, Ca 92109. 619-756-7528.
Boca Soccer Store carries Lotto, Nike, Vizari, 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 MLS, 2012 Champions League and 2012 Euro matches including daily Fox Soccer, Gol TV, ESPN Deportes coverage on our 55" HD TV's.
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