Lahoud leads Miami FC to convincing victory over former club

Michael Lahoud captained Miami FC against former club as they thrashed defending champions New York Cosmos 3-0 late on Saturday night at MCU Park in Brooklyn in the North American Soccer League.

Lahoud got Miami off on the right foot in the second half with a brilliant assist converted by Dylan Mares who kept his composure and hit the ball off the volley to put the visitors in front.

Ryan Richter’s own goal in the 67th and Stefano Pinto in the 71′ minute following a service from Mason Trafford were enough for the visitors to take home maximum point.

The Sierra Leone international Michael Lahoud had been an every-game starter for the Florida-based team.

“We played very well tonight,” said Head Coach Alessandro Nesta. “There is not much more to say. We outplayed the Cosmos and got our first win against them.”

Miami FC did not only win convincingly, but they ended a 19-game unbeaten streak in the New Yorkers own backyard.

Miami FC played to a 1-1 scoreline with North Carolina FC in their opening day 2017 campaign away from home.

The team is unbeaten in the past four matches and has yet to lose on the road.

The League leaders will host Cosmos in Miami for their home opener April 8.

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