October 28, 2016
Miami FC ends season with win over Eddies
MIAMI--Ariel Martinez scored the only goal Miami FC needed to close out their inaugural season with a 1-0 win over playoff-bound FC Edmonton Friday at FIU Stadium.
The Cuban striker worked a give-and-go with Blake Smith, then beat netminder Tyson Farago with a low screamer in the 65th minute to seal the win.
The score might have been much more lopsided had Miami (9-6-7, 33 Fall; 10-10-12, 40 Combined) not his the woodwork three times. Jaime Chavez sent a header off the bar in the 10th minute, and Kwadwo Poku followed with a chip that hit the bar in the 17th.Chavez hit the post again in the 56th.
The Miami defense smothered the Eddies (10W-6D-6L, 36 points Fall; 15-8-9, 53 Combined) whenever they had the ball, allowing Edmonton only five shots in the match, only one of them on goal.