If nothing else, Miami FC sure looks the part of a big-time soccer team tonight.
Their new Miami-Dade home is dazzling, even more impressive than Lockhart Stadium.
If the parking lot is any indication, expect at least as big a crowd at FIU Stadium tonight.
Youth soccer teams lined up even before the gates opened at 7 p.m., and the Ultras were tailgating, as it their wont.
Some news: After beginning the opener on the bench for fitness reasons, Facundo Erpen will start tonight.
The game is available on Fox Soccer Channel, but not USLLive.com.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz (District 12) and FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia will be part of a pre-game ceremony officially opening the stadium for soccer.
THE STARTING LINEUPS
Miami FC Blues
Goalie: Pat Hannigan
Defenders: Zach Kirby, Cristiano Dias, Facundo Erpen, Walter Ramirez
Midfielders: John Pulido, Jarryd Goldberg, Erwin Miranda, Leo Inacio Nunes
Forwards: Alen Marcina, Diego Serna
Goalie: Matthew Jordan
Defenders: Kevin Sakuda, Adam Braz, Nevio Pizzolitto, Zanzan Atte-Oudeyi
Midfielder: David Testo, Sandro Grande, Tony Donatelli, Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Forwards: Roberto Brown, Eduardo Sebrango