Boston Victory felt the full force of a CFC Azul team looking to avenge dramatic late Boston win claimed in the opening game of the PDL season and suffered a 6-0 defeat at West Haven High School in Connecticut.
The first win in Azul history came at the expense of a third Boston defeat in five games as Ryan Kinnie and Mario DiMiceli each scored twice and the Victory failed to score for the fourth game in succession.
The writing was on the wall after only ten minutes when the hosts led through two quick Kinnie goals. The former New England Revolution striker found the net after just three minutes from an unstoppable free kick. Six minutes later with his fourth goal of the season and third against the Victory, Kinne doubled his side’s lead as he got on the end of a low cross from Conor Doyle to make it 2-0.
Three weeks ago the Victory had stunned Azul with two goals inside the final three minutes, but this time found themselves on the receiving end and were scrambling to contain the confident home team.
Victory coach Sergio Taborda responded by introducing Hayk Kaya to help bolster the attack and Boston also switched to playing three at the back and settled and improved, but were unable to make a dent in Azul’s lead before halftime.
Boston’s hopes of a second half comeback were dashed 19 minutes after the break when the influential Kinne was pushed over in the penalty area and Markus Naglestad stepped up to make it 3-0 from the spot.
Sony Narro had rattled the Boston crossbar from 25 yards out with a rocket shot and as CFC Azul continued to press, DiMiceli, who had been on the field for only 60 seconds, made it 4-0 on the end of a Nagelstad pass.
The same pair of substitutes combined for DiMiceli to score Azul’s fifth in the 81st minute and the scoring was wrapped up with a sixth home goal four minutes from time. Boston keeper Jordan Bar kept out a Haglestad free kick by Narro was on hand to net the rebound.
The Victory (1-3-1) return to the road next weekend away to Ottawa Fury on June 2, then face the Vermont Voltage at home at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy on June 9, kickoff 7pm.
Victory (4-4-2): Bar; Hamilton, Monteiro, DeMelo, Resendes; Santos, Silva, Vieira, Assaf; Sousa, Pessanha.