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Miami FC in action versus Tampa Bay

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sep. 2, 2020) The Miami FC return to action tonight when they take the pitch at Al Lang Stadium versus the Tampa Bay Rowdies. It’s been an uncharacteristically rough season for the Aque, Blue and Orange made more complicated by the interuptions related to the pandemic. However, since Paul Dalglish resumed duties as the manager, the team has performed better.

Miami comes off a loss in its last outing to Charleston, but should feel that it has a good chance in tonight’s game. The Rowdies also lost the last time out, also against Charleston. It’s a game that Miami really needs in order to stay in the hunt in Group H. Miami sits in the basement of the group but has three games in hand, so there is a potential to earn up to nine points in the group table. Still, they need to begin winning against the Rowdies and Charleston in order to challenge. Charleston has been the in form side in the group of late, winning four of its last five games.

Group H Standings as of September 2nd, 2020
Group H standings as of Sep. 2, 2020. Only the top two team qualify for playoffs.

Miami has found some strength in goal, as Bryant Gammiero has been excellent since assumnig the starting goalkeeper role. In his last game, Gammiero made four saves despite being attacked all night. The goals he did gave up certainly were not his fault. Gammiero needs more consistent play from his defenders, particularly Hassan Ndam.  

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