Know Your Opponent: FC Baltimore | 6/9 | VB City FC
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 5, 2018) — Virginia Beach City FC is hitting the road once again this weekend, as the boys travel to Essex Community College Stadium to take on FC Baltimore. The match is slated to start at 7 p.m. on Sat., June 9.
Successful weekend for VB City FC
VB City FC had about as a successful weekend as one could ask for. On Friday, VB City FC handled Charlottesville Alliance FC 2-0 and on Sunday, the boys played to a draw with DC United’s U-23 team. Even though VB City FC allowed a late goal vs. DC United, head coach Brian Hinkey was pleased with his team’s performance.
“Our defensive pressure was much better,” Hinkey said. “It was hard for them to play out of the back, it was hard for them to play out of the midfield. I don’t really think we gave a lot away. I think we created some good chances. I think we still need to be more patient on the attack and more secure with the ball at times.”
VB City FC making first trip to FC Baltimore
FC Baltimore will host VB City FC for the first time on Saturday. FC Baltimore has been busy since the two teams played on May 19, when FC Baltimore defeated VBC 5-2. FC Baltimore played two consecutive friendlies to end the month of May, defeating Atlantic City FC and DC United’s U-23 team. FC Baltimore then played a real match vs. Charlottesville Alliance FC on June 3, falling 1-0.
Saturday’s match between FC Baltimore and Virginia Beach City FC will be FC Baltimore’s fifth match in 11 days.
VB City FC’s back line vs. FC Baltimore’s attack — FC Baltimore peppered Virginia Beach City FC on May 19, scoring five goals. Since then, VB City FC has been much better on the defensive end, allowing two goals in the team’s last three matches. VB City FC’s back line will need to continue to play well and slow FC Baltmore’s attack on Saturday night.
Projected Starting XI
F Sebastian Refi
F Prince Idornigie
F Denis Roule
M Kareem Gharbi
M Roger Rojas-Goodbold
M Jordi Davis
D Andrew Walters
D Fernando Lisboa
D Andrew Walters
D Alvaro Tina