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Miami FC in a funk heading into Saturday home game

Miami FC, shown in happier times, has lost three games in a row after winning the NASL Spring Championship and beating two Major League Soccer teams in the U.S. Open Cup.
Miami FC, shown in happier times, has lost three games in a row after winning the NASL Spring Championship and beating two Major League Soccer teams in the U.S. Open Cup. MIAMI HERALD

Miami FC’s spring and early summer success came to a screeching halt with the start of the Fall season.

After riding a 14-game unbeaten streak, winning the NASL Spring Championship, and knocking off two Major League Soccer teams in the U.S. Open Cup, the Miami FC has lost three games in a row heading into Saturday’s home match against Indy Eleven at FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium.

Miami lost 3-1 to the New York Cosmos, 1-0 to the USL’s FC Cincinnati in the Open Cup quarterfinals, and last weekend dropped a 3-2 home game to North Carolina.

Coach Alessandro Nesta will try to get his team back on track Saturday against a team it has never lost to at home. Miami is 11-4-3 overall this season and has a six-point lead over San Francisco in the league standings despite losing the first two games of the Fall portion of the season.

Miami FC’s Vincenzo Rennella leads the league with 10 goals and five assists, and teammate Pinho is second with nine goals.

Indy is 1-1 the past two games, and 5-5-8 overall.

Miami FC vs. Indy Eleven

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium

Promotion: Mexican Heritage Night

TV/Radio: BeINSport, WQBA-1140 AM

Tickets: miamifc.com and stadium gate

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