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Matchday Scouting Report: What You Can Expect From Fort Lauderdale CF

By FC Tucson Communications, 09/25/20, 4:00PM MST

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The Rundown

Fort Lauderdale CF made some notable signings ahead of the 2020 USL League One season, featuring former MLS midfielder Servando Carrasco. Carrasco played 9 seasons in the MLS including16 appearances for LA Galaxy in the 2019 regular season. 

The club features 14 players on professional contracts and 12 players registered with the Inter Miami CF Academy.

The team is coached by Jason Kries who is also the U.S. Men’s National U-23 Team Head Coach and Inter Miami CF Senior Academy Director. 

You can view Lauderdale CF’s roster here.

They have reported no injuries for the match with FC Tucson. 

Team Form

Fort Lauderdale CF is coming to Tucson with back-to-back 2-1 losses. They are currently 8th on the table with 12 goals scored and 14 conceded. In their last five games, Fort Lauderdale CF has a record of 1 win, 3 losses and 1 draw with a record of 1-2-1 for away games this season. 

Head to Head 

In FC Tucson’s second game of the season, the Men in Black defeated Fort Lauderdale CF 2-1 at Inter Miami CF’s Stadium. 

Players To Look Out For 

In attack for Fort Lauderdale CF, #7 Ricky Lopez-Espin is the leading scorer with 7 goals in 10 appearances and the second leading goal scorer in the USL L1.

In the midfield, #5 Eduard Sosa has been the main playmaker with 3 assists and 11 chances created in just 7 games. 

For defense #2 Brian Rosales and #3 Sami Gudiri are the two rocks at the back. Sami Gudiri leads the defense with 20 interceptions and 19 tackles. Brian Rosales is right behind with 14 interceptions and 12 tackles. Both players have started all 10 games. 

In goal #30 Dylan Castanheira is third for saves in USL L1 play so far with 30 in 8 appearances. 

Fun Fact 

This will be the first time Fort Lauderdale CF has come to Tucson.

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