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Sports News of Monday, 30 October 2017


Kwadwo Poku's brace fires Miami FC to America NASL title

Ghana striker Kwadwo Poku scored a brace for Miami FC in their 2-0 win over Edmonton in the NASL regular season finale.

Miami took the lead in the 52nd minute when Vincenzo Rennella split open the Edmonton defense with a slicing through ball down the middle of the field that put Kwadwo Poku through on goal. Poku feinted to his left, crossed up goalkeeper Tyson Farago and easily slid his effort into an open goal.

Edmonton would not lay down, though, retaliating quickly just four minutes later. Eddies forward Daryl Fordyce drew a penalty in the 56th minute and then buried his kick from the spot to tie the match at 1-1.

Poku restored Miami's advantage in the 72nd minute after he tucked home into an empty net after

The match ended 2-1, while Miami extended its two NASL records in the process. The Orange and Blues 69 points and 61 goals will be tough to top in upcoming seasons. They became the first NASL team to ever win both the Spring and Fall Season trophies.

The Miami FC now begins preparations for its upcoming NASL Championship Semifinals match against either North Carolina FC or the New York Cosmos on Sunday, November 5.