Myrtle Beach FC makes good first impression with 3-1 win

Myrtle Beach Football Club, the Grand Strand’s new professional soccer franchise, made a successful debut Friday night at Doug Shaw Stadium.

In an exhibition game against the Charleston Wolves Select FC, Myrtle Beach FC looked surprisingly sharp in its end-of-training game, scoring a 3-1 victory before a small crowd.

Myrtle Beach FC had a commanding lead before many of the fans found their seats. Just 7 minutes into the match, Marko Martinez made a steal and an assist to Shawn Guderian for a quick 1-0 lead.

Almost as quickly as the celebration ended, Guderian struck again in the 11th minute to make it a 2-0 lead. The Wolves scored to cut the deficit in half but never seriously threatened again.

The goal of the night came from Myrtle Beach FC’s Tyler Haney, who took a pass with his back to the net, tapped it in the air and whirled around to one-time it into the top right corner of the net.

Myrtle Beach FC held on for the 3-1 victory and now goes about the business of preparing for the 2012 season, which opens in May.

The team will play in the National Professional Soccer League’s Southeast Division. For more information, check out www.mysoccerusa.com/

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One response to “Myrtle Beach FC makes good first impression with 3-1 win”

  1. hatermaybe says:

    Good luck with the season but crew choice is a disappointment to all local players who have played here longer and have citizenship, just cause they are from other countries does not mean much, Ill do circles around everyone even the coach.

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