The Blues have played 2 games so far this season both ending in ties. fans are hoping this time things will be different against the Rowdies.
Miami FC is announcing a special ticket deal for all groups for the match. When groups of 8 or more buy tickets to the game this weekend, they will receive free tickets good for any remaining regular season home match of their choice. Tickets are currently being sold for $12 at the gate.
As noted in a previous blog post below (click HERE for details), Miami FC has gone all out bringing us a great Tailgate set to begin at 5 pm.
The sponsors are:
Weston Town Center
Play n’ Trade
Holy Mackerel Beer
Into Energy Drink
With special presentations by:
Miami FC Blue Angels Cheerleaders/Ambassadors
American Top Team
Foot Volley Exhibition
Live Band – A Beautiful Cage (tentatively scheduled)
Players to watch:
For Tampa be on the look out for Aaron King. Blues Fans remember him for his short yet productive time with Miami FC. Aaron is the first player in the new Tampa Bay Rowdies team to score.
Though lacking a potent attack so far, the Rowdies do have a midfield that knows how to hold on to the ball.
Possible line up:
GK Sattler, D Valentino, D Valentin, D Kljestan, M Ustruck, M Christie, M Millien, M Nyazamba, M Yamada, F Tan, F King
Miami, much like Tampa, has shown little as far as scoring power in official games. This is the game where midfielder Christian Gomez will need to shine in order to give the Blues their first win.
Possible Line up:
GK Patterson, D Lancaster, D Kirby, D Rodrigues, D Gbandi, M Cameron, M Goldberg, M Gomez, M Paulo Jr, F Thompson,F Santeliz
Look for a midfield battle for ball possession.
Miami FC announced this week that former USA U-17 and U-20 Bryan Arguez has returned from his loan to sister-club Estoril-Praia. Arguez is a midfielder who has been a member of the USA Men's National Team youth system since 2005. Arguez will be available for the Blues game against FC Tampa Bay. Read more HERE
For those that didn't know, the Blues have launched Miami FC TV and this week they have a video of practice leading up to the Tampa game and an interview with J.P. Rodriguez who South Florida soccer guru Robert Scorca also interviewed on this blog (You can read it HERE)
Vamos Miami! Beat the Rowdies!