The Cocoa Expos defeated Ajax Orlando 1-0. Bryce Wegerle (Sp?) son of Roy Wegerle, scored in minute 71 when he dropped a bomb while taking a free kick. Ajax dominated the first half and had several chances to score, but didn't - they would either send the ball high/wide of the net, or in Dax McCarthy's case, dance around every single Cocoa defender and then pass it to a player who just couldn't finish. McCarthy left the game late in the second half after an injury. I hope he's OK as he was the life of the game. However, it is worth mentioning the Ajax played VERY well in the first half and were without several key players. Below is Ajax Orlando's lineup.
Starters: Justin Corrado, Nathan Sturgis, Salvatore Conigliaro, David Mackey, Noah Herbert, Omar Shoucair, Nicholas Mroczkowski, Sefton Kincaid, Dax McCarthy, Michael Rosso, Jason Osbourne.
Subs in: Liam Dillon, Judah Hernandez (played well in replacing McCarthy), Carlos Romero
DNP: Hugo Martins, Devala Gorrick, Ford Williams, Christian Cuevas-Carrasco, Brooks Griffith, Cameron Lewis, Andrew Rhea, James St. Cyr
Fan wise: WOW!!!!!! $5 for parking?!?! I'm not a big fan of that. In the A-League, OK...but in the PDL? Merchandise: They had some T-Shirts, a couple hats, and a couple polos. I think I might get a polo the next home game.
It was great to have a local PDL team to support again, even if I have to pay $5 for parking.
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it." - Robert Heinlein