Puerto Rico FC Wins Luis Villarejo Cup

The club earned its first piece of silverware with the win over Criollos FC
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Nov 21, 2016

Photo credit: Eric Pabón

Puerto Rico FC earned the club’s first piece of silverware on Sunday with a 4-1 defeat of Criollos FC in the Luis Villarejo Cup. It was the first edition of the Puerto Rico Federation tournament.

Puerto Rico FC had already sealed a berth in the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship, reaching the final of the Luis Villarejo Cup. The side is now one step closer to playing in the CONCACAF Champions League.

The NASL side won the Cup while conceding just one goal, outscoring opponents, 14-1, en route to lifting silverware. In the final, Puerto Rican international Héctor Ramos led the way, scoring a hat trick within 39 minutes in the victory. Jorge Rivera, also a Puerto Rican international, found the back of the net in the 85th minute to cap off the winning performance.

Puerto Rico FC will be the first NASL club to compete in an international club tournament since the Puerto Rico Islanders did so in 2012. The CFU Club Championship is expected to kick off in January or early February.   

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