Florida Tropics SC vs Winter Haven FC

Florida Tropics Kewin Duque connects for a goal with this header on a corner kick from Victor Parreiras, who also scored in the team's 4-1 win over Winter Haven United FC.

The first meeting of new Polk County rivals in the United Premier Soccer League went to the Florida Tropics.

The Florida Tropics SC got two goals from Kewin Duque and scores from Victor Parreiras and Wendell Albuquerque to defeat Winter Haven United FC by a final of 4-1. The game drew a nice sized crowd to the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex this past Saturday, Oct. 3, despite a steady rain that continued throughout the evening.

“Tonight was a good, solid effort,” Tropics coach Lucas Teixeira said. “We knew Winter Haven was a much improved side and that we would need to be sharp to get a good result. Our energy was good and the guys made plays at both ends of the field, making it a true team win.”