Sunday is the day! After years of waiting, Inter Miami will take to the pitch for their first match in club history. They will face LAFC who are an exceptional side, so we'll have our work cut out for us to even take a point. For those of you that are new to soccer, I've put together a primer for you so you have a basic idea of what to expect.
Coaching:His name is Diego Alonso and for 44, he has already bagged some serious trophies including 2 CONCACAF Champions League Titles with Pachuca in 2016 and then with Monterrey in 2019. Alonso typically sets up his side in a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Generally, I think you'll be seeing 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards, but with an attacking style of play, he may be a bit more fluid in his formations.
So, who's starting?
Obviously, this is all guess work and based on my views as a fan, but I'm guessing this will be the main lineup initially. Of course, in soccer, players can go in and out of form easily, so everyone on the roster will get opportunities over the next 8 months.
Goalkeeper: Luis Robles (Captain)
Left Back: Ben Sweat
Center Back: Roman Torres
Center Back: Christian Makoun
Right Back: AJ De la Garza
Midfield: Victor Ulloa
Midfield: Rodalfo Pizzaro
Midfield: Will Trapp
Left Wing: Julian Carranza (Injured)
ST/CF: Robbie Robinson
Right Wing: Mattais Pelligrini
Listen, this isn’t a bad team. There's talent and they actually have some intriguing depth. Also, they still have one more Designated Player spot to fill, although I wouldn’t count on that happening until June when the European Leagues have concluded. That's right, I'm very confident the summer DP is going to instantly become the biggest star on the club, and possibly the league.
Hopefully I'll see you at some matches this year. I'm in section 302 so if you see me, say hi! We'll grab a beer!