Match Preview

MATCH PREVIEW: Inter Miami CF to Host Charlotte FC This Friday in Leagues Cup Quarterfinals 


Inter Miami CF will continue its run in the 2023 Leagues Cup this Friday, August 11 when it hosts Charlotte FC for quarterfinals action. Kick off at DRV PNK Stadium is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. 


Tickets for Friday's thrilling 2023 Leagues Cup game are available HERE!


Before heading to the game, view DRV PNK Stadium’s matchday parking information HERE. Fans are encouraged to buy parking passes in advance of arrival to DRV PNK Stadium. Buy your gameday parking pass HERE!


Inter Miami and Brightline are returning for another action-packed season! Take Brightline trains and complimentary shuttles from Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station directly to all the Inter Miami CF matches this season at DRV PNK Stadium.

Shuttles depart the station 10 minutes after train arrivals and return shuttles depart from DRV PNK Stadium at 9:45 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET so you can stay for the whole match and get back to the station to catch your train back home.

XTRA Time at the XBTO Northwest Club


The XBTO Northwest Club will be open postgame for all guests to enjoy! The 10,000 square foot hospitality space, which is located next to the team store by Gate 3, includes an air-conditioned enclosed first level, an outdoor terrace on the second level overlooking the field, and a third level open-air lounge.

XTRA TIME at the XBTO Northwest Club will feature a live DJ, giveaways, food and drink specials and the opportunity to watch the Inter Miami CF postgame show from a great vantage point. Fans are encouraged to head over immediately following the final whistle to secure up close viewing.

Where to Watch

Don't miss out and watch Friday's Leagues Cup fixture against Charlotte FC on MLS Season Pass here!

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All matches will feature both English and Spanish-language announcers, while matches involving Canadian teams will also offer commentary in French.


Fans will also be able to listen to the match action live on the radio in English on WAXY 790AM or for free on Audacy AM 790 / WAXY.

Leagues Cup Winning-Streak

Inter Miami will aim to extend its Leagues Cup winning-streak when the team faces Charlotte for the first time in 2023 in the quarterfinals.

Inter Miami earned its place among the last eight remaining teams in the competition by claiming four consecutive wins, defeating LIGA MX side Cruz Azul 1-2 and Atlanta United 4-0 at DRV PNK Stadium in the group stage, before knocking out rivals Orlando City in a convincing 3-1 win at home and clinching its Leagues Cup quarterfinals berth on the road with a penalty shootout win over FC Dallas on Sunday night, in a round of 16 match featuring a staggering eight goals in regulation.

Messi-Alba Connection Revived, Academy Product Cremaschi Shines 

Inter Miami's round of 16 match in Dallas was highlighted by Lionel Messi’s third consecutive brace, including a stunning 85th minute free kick equalizer, a goal from second-half substitute Benjamin Cremaschi with one of his first touches, and Jordi Alba's first two assists for the Club.

The match gave fans a first taste of what the connection between Messi and left-back Alba can produce, with Alba assisting Messi in the sixth minute of the proceedings to register his first assist for the team and setting up the Argentinian star for the first time after assisting him 23 times during their time as FC Barcelona players.

Alba then went on to tally his second assist for the Club in what was just his first start when he set up Cremaschi's goal in the 65th minute just moments after the Inter Miami Academy product entered the match. The goal was the second for Cremaschi with the First Team, who then went on to become the hero of the night by scoring the final penalty to clinch the clinching a 5-4 in the shootout.

Scouting Charlotte FC 

Charlotte FC will come to South Florida after defeating Houston Dynamo FC 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, Aug. 7. Prior to eliminating Houston, the North Carolina-based side knocked out Cruz Azul in penalties in the round of 32 and defeated FC Dallas and Necaxa in the group stage.

What's Next?

If Inter Miami knocks out Charlotte, the team would advance to the Leagues Cup 2023 semifinals and take on the winner of the quarterfinals fixture between the Philadelphia Union and Querétaro F.C.