Know Your Opponent: FC Frederick | 5/27 | VB City FC

Know Your Opponent: FC Frederick | 5/27 | VB City FC

May 21, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (May 21, 2018) – Virginia Beach City FC is seeking redemption this Sunday, May 27 as the squad travels north to take on Frederick FC. VBC dropped their last match vs. Baltimore on May 19 but has an opportunity to get on the plus-side of .500 vs. Frederick FC.

Offense stays hot

After racking up four goals vs. Legacy 76 in the season-opener, Virginia Beach City FC added another two goals in their loss to FC Baltimore. Trevor Knight and Tye Stallins scored their first goals of the season last Saturday night, while Sebastian Refi added an assist to his two goals scored on the season. Virginia Beach City FC’s offense is on a roll and should strike again vs. Frederick FC.

Frederick FC ready to start season

While VBC has already played two matches, Frederick FC kicked off their 2018 season on Friday, defeating Legacy 76 in a 7-0 win. Frederick FC is coming off a NPSL Mid-Atlantic Playoff final appearance last season, even though VBC defeated Frederick FC twice last season.

Key Matchup

Frederick FC’s forwards vs. VBC’s back line — Virginia Beach City FC’s defense hopes to rebound this Saturday after a subpar performance vs. FC Baltimore. VBC allowed five goals last Saturday and didn’t give their offense much of a chance. VBC’s offense will likely score multiple times on Saturday but if the defense doesn’t hold their own, things could go poorly.

Virginia Beach City FC’s Projected Starting XI

GK Christian Coulson

D Alvaro Tina

D Andrew Walters

M Shaun Brooks

M Jordi Davis

M Kareem Gharbi

M Roger Rojas-Goodbold

F Trevor Knight

F Sebastian Refi

F Denis Roule

Keys to the Game

Virginia Beach City FC is hoping to rebound from their first loss of the season. VBC is dealing with a few minor injuries at the moment and forward Trevor Knight left the match vs. FCB last weekend. VBC needs to get healthy during the week and correct their defensive miscues. If they hold up on the back end and refrain from turning the ball over in the midfield, Virginia Beach City FC should walk away from this Saturday’s match with a win.