Vincenzo Rennella Propelling Miami FC's High-Powered Attack

The veteran forward has been the league's best goalscorer and assist man in the Spring Season
Matthew Levine (@NASLInsider} | Jun 22, 2017

Photo credit: Mario T Photography/Miami FC

Since the outset of the 2017 Spring Season, Miami FC has flexed its attacking muscle. The club has taken the most shots, created the most chances, and has scored the most goals.

No other players has benefitted more from the club’s attacking prowess than forward Vincenzo Rennella. The 28-year-old, who has spent time playing in La Liga and Serie A, has scored a league-leading seven goals. Including his appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, he has scored eight goals in his last 10 games.

Rennella, though, has been more than just a finisher. He has a league-leading four assists on the year as well.

“I think Rennella is finally reaching his full potential,” Miami coach Alessandro Nesta said. “He brings so much to the team as both a goalscorer and creator. He can play anywhere up front and be very effective. There are very few players out there that can do the things he can do on the pitch.”

Rennella is coming off possibly his best performance of the year. The veteran had his first multi-goal game in 2017 – the first time he's done so in the NASL – scoring twice in a commanding 4-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC. Rennella also added an assist and had a perfect passing game on 30 attempts.

“I am in a really good place right now personally and professionally,” Rennella said. “I hope I can keep this going for the rest of the season. We have great tactics and a clear game plan that give me the opportunities to score. I will do everything I can to help this team to the very end.”

Rennella’s goals have led Miami to a seven-point lead atop the Spring Season table and closing in on the club’s first piece of silverware. A win against the New York Cosmos this weekend would put Miami another step closer to the Spring Championship.

Whether it’s Rennella remaining on the scoresheet this weekend or not, Nesta has his full trust in each forward. Stéfano Pinho has scored four goals in his last two games, including a hat trick in the Open Cup win against Orlando City SC. Kwadwo Poku and Dylan Mares have both contributed three goals so far this season.

“My forwards are playing great right now,” Nesta said. “It took some time for them to get on track, but they are now all playing well. This gives me many options come match day and it is good to know I can trust any one of them.”

Miami kicks off against New York at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night in a matchup that will air on beIN SPORTS USA. 

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