Tropics continue push to post-season with 3-0 triumph over Huracan FC
The Tropics SC continued their push to the playoffs Saturday night toppling Huracan FC, 3-0,in a United Premier Soccer League game. With the win, the Tropics improved to 9-0-0 in the UPSL Pro Premier Florida Central West
division on the season.
Hugo Silva got his sixth individual clean sheet. He shared a shutout earlier in the year with Jorge Navarette as well.
The Tropics got goals from Xavier Silva, Melvin Boetang and Keisuke Ohata. For Silva, it was his sixth of the season, second best on the team. It was Boetang’s fourth and Ohata’s third.
There are three games left in the regular season, including home games each of the next two Wednesdays’ starting with a visit by Inter Orlando Academy on May 29 and OFC Barca on June 5.
A win this Wednesday would assure the Tropics of a first-place finish in the division for the regular season. Kickoff for both games at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale is at 7:30 p.m.
Both games will be streamed live at www.mycujoo.tv.
The Tropics soccer club currently fields two outdoor teams in the summer months, with the goal of creating a larger talent pool for the club’s hoped-for move up to the Division III level in the coming seasons.
Tropics SC plays at Lake Myrtle in Auburndale in the UPSL, while the Lakeland Tropics are now in their third season of play at historic Bryant Stadium in USL League Two.
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)
May 12 Tropics SC 3, J’ville Armada Acad. 2 7-0-0 21 points (Boetang, Silva, Parreiras)
Friday, May 17 Tropics 2, Leg A-Z Internaional 0 8-0-0, 24 points (Silva, Parreiras)
Saturday, May 25 Tropics SC 3, Huracan FC 0 9-0-0, 27 points (Silva, Boetang, Ohata)
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
1125 Bartow Road / Suite 302 / Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone/Tickets: (863) 240-0101 / www.tropicssoccer.com