It can be said that games are won or lost during training sessions and practices. You won’t find Kraze United coach Joe Avallone arguing that after his team beat Weston FC 6-3.
“We had a great week of training, probably our best week of training we have had,” Avallone said. “I could almost tell we were going to play well by the way we trained this week.
“And it showed, it was by far the best game we have played all year. We played 90 minutes, and the team was fantastic on the field,” he said.
Kraze United’s Bay Downing scored twice in a three minute span in the first half and Chris Campbell scored twice in the second half off the bench to lead the way for the Kraze (5-4-0, 15 pts.).
From the start, the Kraze set the tone of the game with backline possession moving the ball around the field. Going into the game Avallone said that was one of the three keys he wanted his team to work on.
“We wanted to establish an attacking mindset with possession,” he said. “We took care of the ball, obviously it’s hot it’s summertime in Florida. So we wanted to take care of the ball and move (Weston) around and with that make some opportunities.”
Weston fell to 3-5-1 (10 pts.) with the loss.
Kraze United plays its final home game of the season July 12 against Jacksonville United FC. Game time is 6 pm at the University of Central Florida.