Miami FC 2 Adds 10 to Inaugural Roster

via press release

MIAMI – The Miami FC 2 has fortified its NPSL roster with the addition of 10 new players. Here’s a rundown of all 10.  

Don Smart makes the jump to Miami from Indy Eleven, where he spent the past four seasons as a top player for the club. Smart’s pace and ability to pick out a teammate with any cross or pass make him a dangerous threat from the wing. He played against The Miami FC four times, accumulating a goal and two assists in those matches.

Dustin Corea transitions to Miami from FC Edmonton, where he spent the past three NASL seasons. Corea was Edmonton’s primary means of offense, operating as the main attacking player, scoring seven goals and providing 11 assists in 62 matches for the team. Corea can beat you in a variety of ways and is particularly calm, cool and collected from the penalty spot.

Aly Hassan has played most of his career in the USL and NASL. The 6-2 forward played from 2012 to 2015 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers before short stints with the Ottawa Fury and North Carolina FC. Hassan played with the USL’s San Antonio FC in 2017, making eight league appearances and scoring once and converting in a penalty shootout in two U.S. Open Cup matches.

Tyler Polak moves to Miami after spending the last two seasons with FC Cincinnati. He made 54 appearances for Cincinnati during his time there and was a frequent contributor on their back line. Polak is also a former U.S. Soccer U-17 and U-20 international.

Manny Gonzalez has been playing in Florida for his entire professional career, spending four seasons with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and playing for the South Florida Surf in 2017. The Colombian midfielder started in the Surf’s 3-2 U.S. Open Cup loss against The Miami FC last May.

Shawn Chin returns to South Florida after spending two years with San Antonio FC and one season with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. A versatile player who can range from forward to midfield to right back, Chin played with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers from 2014 to 2015 and scored made over 50 appearances. He finished third in assists handed out during the 2014 NASL season. Chin is also a former U.S. Soccer U-20 international.

Stefano Fanfoni is an Italian midfielder who had an accomplished career at Nova Southeastern University. Fanfoni earned All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team honors as a sophomore. He scored eight goals and notched 13 assists throughout his collegiate career.

Coy Craft heads to Miami after being a part of FC Dallas throughout his youth career and part of his senior career. Craft made 10 total appearances for FC Dallas, scoring one U.S. Open Cup goal. Craft spent the 2016 season with the Oklahoma City Energy on loan, making 16 appearances and tallying three goals. The 20-year-old attacker was also part of the U.S. Soccer U-20 squad that won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Sean McFarlane will follow up a highly successful 2017 season with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks with a transfer to Miami. A natural defender, McFarlane scored two goals in 29 appearances for the Switchbacks in his one and only season with the team. Born in Jamaica, McFarlane is a homegrown soccer product, having attended and played for Florida International University from 2013 to 2014.

Tomas Greco joins Miami after graduating from St. Thomas University. Greco played midfield for the Bobcats and enjoyed a fantastic final season with the team in 2017. He racked up six goals and eight assists in 16 matches and helped the Bobcats reach the second round of the 2017 NAIA National Championship.

The Miami FC will also feature 12 players from last years Miami FC roster for a total of 22 players set to compete in the 2018 Sunshine Conferece.

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