After spending the first five weeks of the MLS season on the road while their new stadium was being finished, Minnesota United gets to settle into its new surroundings on Saturday against New York City FC.

MNUFC (3-2-0, 9 points) still came through with nine points during its long road journey, including a 2-1 win at the New York Red Bulls in its last match.

NYCFC (0-1-4, 4 points) has only dropped the one game in five matches but remains in search of that first win.

For Minnesota coach Adrian Heath it's about balancing the excitement of opening Allianz Field, located in St. Paul between both downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis, and taking care of business in the game.

"This is going to be home now, as I said before, it was something that was once a dream and is now reality," Heath said. "I don't want to put a damper on it, but we just need to do our job.

"I'm sure it's going to an incredible day for everybody and it'll be an even better day if we go out there and win. It's going to be great for everybody, but we've got our job to do. We got to try to get three points and if we do it puts us in another good spot."

For NYCFC coach Domenec Torrent, being the guest for opening of the stadium is not as much concern as how the team is playing.

"It's a pleasure to open the new stadium," said Torrent. "They have started very strong this season. We played bad against Toronto (a 4-0 loss) and not so bad in the last game against Montreal (0-0 draw).

"The most important thing is that you have confidence in your players. We have to score, and we have to create more chances. If you're not going to create chances in a game, you can forget about it."

The 19,400-seat stadium, with the capabilities to be expanded to 24,474, was privately financed for $200 million.

--Field Level Media

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