PREVIEW: LEGACY 76 (HOME) VS. BOSTON CITY FC (AWAY)
Game Details: Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm at Wanner Stadium
Ticket Details: $5 general admission, youth are free with a soccer jersey
Legacy 76 finished the regular season with a 6-2-2 record and a second-place finish in the NPSL’s Mid-Atlantic Conference.
James Grace leads the Legacy attack with five goals and three assists.
Defensive midfielder/center back Alec Faulkner started eight games and is the backbone of the team’s defense. Goalkeeper Joseph Ghitis provides a stable presence between the posts after finishing with three shutouts and a 1.10 GAA in the regular season.
Notable Quote: “This has been a great season to be a part of. To see many of our former players and guys with connections to our club and community come together to compete and make the playoffs is a testament to everyone involved. We are thankful about playing one more game in front of our fans and community. Playing a new opponent in Boston City FC is exciting and we are hoping for a great match between both teams.” – Bobby O’Brien, Legacy 76 General Manager
Boston City FC
Boston City FC experienced great success in their first year in the NPSL, finishing second in the Atlantic Conference with a 10-4-2 record.
Midfielders Michael Bustamante (six goals, four assists) and Homero Morais (six goals, one assist) are the stars of Boston City’s offense.
Central defender Gabriel De Souza had played every minute of 13 matches until injury ruled him out of the last three matches. The former Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians junior product is now available for the playoffs. This should be a major boost even for a defense that allowed just 22 goals in 16 matches, good for second in the conference.
Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper Victor Scariot came into the team after six matches and has had five clean sheets in ten matches. His arrival triggered a nine-match unbeaten run and a surge into the playoffs. Scariot was voted Player of the Year by the club’s Ironsides Crew supporters group.
Notable Quote: “Since the beginning of the season, our goal was always to get to the playoffs and I said to the players that we have 19 or 20 games to the final. Now its is only four matches to the final and we’re already in the playoffs. Our first goal has been achieved. After we went on a long unbeaten streak, we created a mentality that we believe we can win. Now it is a little harder for us to consider losing.” – Palhinha, Boston City FC Head Coach