With ten games remaining, Miami FC needs to close strong to finish in the top half of the standings, which would be fairly impressive for a rookie franchise. Two games -- the recently scheduled August 2 scrimmage against Deportivo Alaves and the August 9 battle against Guatemalan champs CSD Municipal -- are exhibitions. Todays 4:00 p.m. game is against one of the top three teams in the USL, the Vancouver Whitecaps, providing another opportunity for the inconsistent but not untalented FC to show its stuff. As usual, the game will be a blast regardless of the outcome. In fact some of the recent setbacks were close and exciting games -- the one-point loss to Rochester included nine goals, a late comeback, and a score in stoppage time. Tickets range from $6 (children) to $25. Get your kicks at Tropical Park Stadium. Call 305-377-2700, or visit www.miamifc.com.
Sun., Aug. 6