Tropics SC defeated the GOSA Spurs 2-1
The Tropics SC remained undefeated Saturday night as they toppled the GOSA Spurs, 2-1, in a United Premier Soccer League game at Lake Myrtle Sports Park.
It was the Tropics SC smallest margin of victory this spring, and first time they have given up a goal this season. That came on a penalty kick in the 74th minute by Lionel Nomer.
Victor Parreiras netted his third of the season at the 10 minute mark, and Ricardo Diegues banged home his team-leading 10th of the year in the 64th minute to provide the margin of victory. Hugo Silva picked up the win in goal.
The win kept the Tropics SC on top of the UPSL’s Pro Premier Florida Central West Division with a 6-0-0 mark. The Spurs, who play in the Florida Central East division, dropped to 2-2-3, good for fourth place. Should the Tropics make the post season, they would matchup initially with a team from the Central East division in June.
The Tropics SC will be on the road for only the second time this year when they travel to take on the Jacksonville Armada Academy FC on Mother’s Day, May 12, before returning to Lake Myrtle Sports Complex to host Leg A-Z Soccer International– who lead the Central East division – on Friday, May 17.
The Tropics SC are one of two outdoor teams that play locally during the summer months; the other is the Lakeland Tropics who play in USL League Two at Bryant Stadium in Lakeland, and are now in their third season. The goal of both teams is to create a pool of players for the ultimate goal of one fully professional Division III level team in the coming seasons. The
Lakeland Tropics open their regular season on Saturday, May 11 against Daytona FC.
Results and the remaining schedule follow:
March 27 Tropics SC 2, The Institue FC 0 1-0-0, 3 points (Diegues, Boetang)
April 12 Tropics SC 5, Clay County SC 0 2-0-0, 6 points (Diegues 2, Ohata, Parreiras, Silva)
April 17 Tropics 6, St. Pete Aztecs 0 3-0-0, 9 points (Diegues 2, Boetang, Ohata, Mills, Silva)
April 23 Tropics 3, Sporting Orlando 0 4-0-0, 12 points (Diegues, Parreiras, Mills)
April 26 Tropics 8, Inter Orlando Academy 0 5-0-0, 15 points (Diegues 3, Montelares, Silva, Cruz, Constant, Millien)
May 4 Tropics SC 2, GOSA Spurs 1 6-0-0, 18 points (Parreiras, Diegues)
Sunday, May 12 at Jacksonville Armada FC Patton Park
Friday, May 17 vs. LEG A-Z International Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Sunday, May 26 at Huracan FC Oldsmar Sports Complex
Wednesday, May 29 vs. OFC Barca Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Wednesday, June 5 vs. Interunited Academy Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Saturday, June 8 at Sportsparadize Academy Boone High School
Tropics SC / Member United Premier Soccer League
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