Previewing The Match: Inter Miami CF v Orlando City SC

Inter Miami Finally Get Their Home Opener Against Orlando City

Today is the day that MLS fans in South Florida have been waiting a lifetime for. Inter Miami CF is finally going to get its long awaited home opener. In true 2020 fashion, one massive element will be missing from tonight’s game. Supporters will not be allowed in the stadium given the pandemic that is still raging in the tri-county area. Fans or no fans, this match is of massive importance for Miami after their month long layoff.

Romario To The Rescue At Riccardo Silva Stadium to salvage The Miami FC draw

The Miami FC

 

Not all heroes wear capes but some of them do score goals and when you have a goalscoring superstar hero of a number 9 called Romario in your team like The Miami FC does, you always have a chance.

The home side didn’t have much time to rest up after Sunday’s tie against the Rowdies in St. Petersburg. They measured the early pace, setting out to control the opening exchanges with their trademark game of keeping possession and patiently working the spaces to open up chances. ATLUTD2 did a good job to keep their shape in response and frustrated the Orange and Blue. They ended up taking the hosts by surprise, upping the tempo in a flash and taking the lead against the run of play. Jack Gurr rifled the ball home on a counter-attack having been given the freedom of the Miami FC half.

Previewing The Match: The Miami FC v Atlanta United 2

The Miami FC Look For Revenge When They Host Atlanta United Wednesday at 7PM

It’s without a doubt that Paul Dalglish is looking for revenge tonight against Atlanta United 2. It is a quick turnaround for The Miami FC after collecting their first USL point on Sunday. The boys in blue displayed many positives in the road match against an excellent Rowdies side and Miami must build on that momentum. Dalglish is not one to experiment once he finds a cohesive unit. The question remains, which Miami side shows up tonight.

Gammiero Shines As Miami Tally Their First USL Point In 1-1 Draw With Rowdies

Miami Earned Their First Point In The USL. Photo By: Lee Ifans

The Miami FC took a step in the right direction on Sunday night. In Paul Dalglish’s return to the technical area, the tactics from the two previous years returned to the pitch. Miami got on the board early but couldn’t hold off Tampa for the remaining 80+ minutes to earn their first USL victory. Travelling teams often target a draw on the road, and the result might just be the first step in getting Miami firing on all cylinders again thanks in part to Bryant Gammiero.

Blaise Matuidi joins Inter Miami from Juventus, doesn’t use Designated Player spot

Inter Miami CF announced Thursday that it was acquiring Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi on a free transfer, signing the player with Targeted Allocation Money.

Inter Miami CF announced Thursday that it had signed French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, last of Juventus. This marks the first significant signing of a high-profile player from Europe for the club.

Perhaps most notably, Inter Miami was able to acquire Matuidi with Targeted Allocation Money. This means that the club retains its third Designated Player spot (the first two used on Rodolfo Pizarro and Matias Pellegrini). The club could go into the market again and sign another high-profile player.

Paul Dalglish Replaces Nelson Vargas as Miami FC Head Coach

In a stunning tweet late last night from Soc Takes’ Nipun Chopra, it was reported that Miami FC General Manager Paul Dalglish would be stepping back into the coaching role. Paul Dalglish left the technical area for the front office at the conclusion of the 2019 season. As of this time, it is unclear if Nelson Vargas remains with the club in his position as director of the youth academy.

Previewing The Match: The Miami FC v Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Miami FC Host The Tampa Bay Rowdies at Riccardo Silva Stadium

Tonight’s match has been three years in the making. Unfortunately for soccer fans in Florida, this game has to take place behind closed doors. The Miami FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies have been some of the most competitive clubs in lower division soccer for quite some time. Last sharing a league in 2016 (NASL), the Rowdies made the jump to USL and never looked back. Miami opens their “home” season tonight hoping to secure their first USL win.

Defensive Woes Cost Miami Points, Lose 4-3

The Miami FC fall to Atlanta United 4-3

“Miami will go as far as their defense and Brian Sylvestre’s goalkeeping will take them”. Well those words came to fruition last night as Atlanta United 2 capitalized on every defensive mistake. Despite a beautiful effort by the men up front, namely Mohamed Thiaw, Romario Williams, Sebastian Velasquez, and Magic City Soccer’s man of the match Harrison Heath, the men in the back couldn’t get out of their own way. Miami FC’s potent attack could not keep up with the sinking ship that was the defense in the loss.