FC Tampa Bay vs. Florida Gulf Coast University
Saturday, March 19 at 4 p.m.
Brandon Area Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) Complex at JC Handley Park (3104 S. Kings Avenue, Brandon, Fla.)
Admission is free.
The high temperature projected for Saturday is in the mid 80s with clear skies and north winds of 5-10 mph
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What’s at Stake:
With both of their preseason matches ending in draws so far FC Tampa Bay is looking for its first win of the preseason.
"We have been creating more chances and scoring a lot more goals in practice," said forward and 2010 leading goal scorer Aaron King. "I think we are due to have a high-scoring game."
Florida Gulf Coast University last played MLS side Chicago Fire in a friendly match at the end of February. The three 30-minute halves game ended in a 2-2 draw. This will be FGCU and FCTB’s first meeting.
Midfielder Keith Savage has been working with Head Athletic Trainer Jim Faylo at practice as he is still recovering from a strained hamstring he suffered in the match against the University of Tampa. He is not expected to play this week against FGCU.
Jeremy Christie and Yendry Diaz will also not be playing Saturday due to injuries, and M Pascal Millien and GK Daryl Sattler are also missing the contest.
Newly signed midfielder Tony McManus is expected to make his debut appearance with FCTB on Saturday.
FGCU players to watch:
#20 (M) Andres Navas – Sophomore
#6 (F) Scott Harrison – Junior
Projected FC Tampa Bay Roster:
|2||Tony McManus||M||18||Aaron King||F|
|3||Andres Arango||D||19*||Kyle Clinton||M/D|
|4*||Lister Warren||F||20||Jeff Attinella||GK|
|6*||Javed Mohammed||D||24*||Yohance Marshall||D|
|7||Frankie Sanfilippo||D||25*||Shane Hill||M/D|
|9*||Tom Ahmed||M||26*||Matt Clare||F|
|10||Tsuyoshi Yoshitake||M||30*||Sanel Boric||GK|
|15||Mike Ambersley||F||32||Takuya Yamada||M|
|17||Mozzi Gyorio||M||77||Chad Burt||M|