Mar 25, 2017

Bayamón, Puerto Rico- Puerto Rico FC earned a well fought point against the defending champions New York Cosmos in the inaugural match of the 2017 season that ended in a 0-0 tie.

It was a very physical match between the two clubs, and it was especially contested in midfield where PRFC showcased three of its newest additions: Yuma, Jairo Puerto and Walter Ramírez, along with Michael Kafari who is in his second year with the team. Puerto stood out from the start using his speed to relentlessly attack the sidelines.

It was this attacking mindset what set the tone for the match in which PRFC outshot the Cosmos 14 to 5 even though New York controlled the possession. In the first half Héctor “Pito” Ramos had one of the best scoring opportunities of the game when he received a cross from Kyle Culbertson but his kick went wide right.

In the second half, it was another Puerto Rican national who had a chance to score, this time it was Mike Ramos who received a cross from Puerto but his header went over the crossbar.

In the last minute of the game Trevor Spangenberg proved to be the hero once again when he stopped a Cosmos shot right in front of him that kept the match tied.

Puerto Rico FC now travels to face The Championship’s other participant Indy Eleven next Saturday, April 1st. You can catch the action on WAPA 2 starting at 7:30pm. PRFC’s next home game is April 8th and it will be a quick rematch with Indy. Tickets are on sale starting at $10 on puertoricofc.com/tickets or prtickets.com

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