A late game substitution paid dividends for coach Joe Avallone as Joseph O’Sullivan scored in the 88th minute to give the Kraze United a 1-1 draw against defending conference champion Miami Fusion at Trinity Prep.

For much of the game though, it was about missed opportunities for the Kraze, despite maintaining 60 percent of the possession in the first half.

“We didn’t create enough in the final third,” Avallone said. “And we weren’t aggressive enough.”

That caused the Kraze to come out of its 4-2-3-1 formation and switch into a 4-4-2 for most of the second half and in the final five minutes a 3-5-2.

“The Fusion won the conference last year and are a very good team,” Avallone concluded. “We really needed to get a good result at home and we will take the point.”

Even with the tie, Avallone says the team will do a lot of work in the coming week on attacking.

The Kraze host the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 on June 11. Game time is 6 pm at Trinity Prep.

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