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Miami FC bests FC Edmonton, 1-0, to keep a five-point lead on first

Miami FC’s Richie Ryan collides with FC Edmonton’s Albert Watson during their game Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Edmonton.
Miami FC’s Richie Ryan collides with FC Edmonton’s Albert Watson during their game Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Edmonton. Courtesy of FC Edmonton

Miami FC maintained their remarkable streak of success by beating FC Edmonton 1-0 at Clarke Stadium in the Canadian city of the same name on Saturday night for the Spring Tournament of the North American Soccer League.

Vicenzo Rennella, who entered the match as a substitute, scored the only goal of the day at 79 ', thanks to a steady pass from Brazilian Stefano Pinho.

The Miami FC are in an unbeaten streak of eight consecutive matches and undefeated away from home. The only game they lost so far this season was 2-0 against the Cosmos of New York at Riccardo Silva Stadium (FIU).

The victory came at a magnificent moment for the team led by Alessandro Nesta, which is at the top of the table with 24 units. They are followed in the standings by Jacksonville's Armada FC, which thrashed Indy 4-1 at the Indy Elevenon Saturday, and has five points less than the leaders.

The Miami FC faces Orlando City SC in a historic qualifying match as visitors next Wednesday (7:30 pm), for the fourth round of the State Open United for the Lamar Hunt Cup.

Nesta's team has worked on two fronts in its second season. Their goal this year is to get champions in the NASL and get as far as possible in the US Open Cup.

If Miami FC becomes champions of the Spring Tournament, they will secure a place for the playoffs.

For now, however, the whole focus is aimed at Wednesday's game. The club has organized a caravan of fans to accompany the delegation to Orlando to support Miami FC.

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