South Florida FC ended their summer season 4-3-2, where they were able to make it to the quarterfinals in the American Premier Soccer League (APSL) against Red Force FC.
Both teams fought very hard to achieve victory, where Red Force FC ended up winning the match 5-3 in a close game.
With the summer drawing to a close, South Florida FC reflects on the progress made this past year and talks about what their plans are for the upcoming season.
Bert Mahecha, who is both the General Manager and Director of Coaching for South Florida FC, spoke about what it was like for the team to be a part of the newly formed APSL and where he believes the team stands in comparison to the rest in the league.
“This past season of the APSL was very exciting and gratifying,” Mahecha said. “This league really lets you know where you stand with all the top teams in South Florida and I can say South Florida FC can hang with the big boys. I also had the opportunity to meet excellent team owners, coaches, and players that have the same dedication and passion for the game as I do.”
Mahecha also shed some light on some of the changes the team is currently undergoing in the transition to the new fall season.
“We have a new Head Coach, Daniel “Danny” Rojas, who brings experience from his years of playing both professional and college soccer and his educational background,” Mahecha said. “We are also excited to have a new sponsor in the form of Miscellaneous, where in addition to being able to share the same vision and goals, they will provide the support needed to take our team to the next level.”
According to Mahecha, South Florida FC has already hosted their first tryouts for the new season and some new players have already been inducted into the team.
“We are looking forward to the new season as we don’t just want players, but individuals that have dreams and want to belong to more than just a group, but a soccer family,” Mahecha said. “As the only team in the APSL from Broward County, South Florida FC is looking forward to making an impact in this new season.”
Gonzalo de Mujica, who plays attacking mid for South Florida FC and is one of the captains on the team, recounted how he felt about the team ending their season at the quarterfinals and what he hopes that they can achieve in the rapidly approaching fall season.
“The end of the last season was a little bit of a disappointment because we had the talent to make it further than we did,” de Mujica said. “For this season coming up we have the core group of guys returning which is a great start. With this core and some new additions we are looking to improve on last year’s performance and win a championship.”
South Florida FC’s first game of the fall season is on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. They will go up against Uruguay Kendall FC at the FIU North Campus (Biscayne Bay) venue.