Welcome to FC Cincinnati history, Alvaro Barreal.
Barreal, an Argentinian winger acquired last August from Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, scored the first FC Cincinnati goal in TQL Stadium history in Sunday's stadium-opener against Inter Miami CF.
With FC Cincinnati trailing 2-0, Barreal broke in on goal alone and lofted a chip over Miami goalkeeper John McCarthy.
McCarthy could only watch as the ball bounced home in front of the Bailey supporters section, igniting the reduced-capacity crowd of about 6,000 to its loudest cheer of the day.
"Yes, I'm happy to score my first goal here with FC Cincinnati, especially to do it in front fans, something that I have not been able to do before," Barreal said through a team interpreter. "I do want to apologize to the fan base that we weren't able to get the result that we wanted, so I apologize on behalf of the team."
The goal couldn't have been more timely for FCC.
Fans were looking for something to feel good about after FC Cincinnati went into the halftime break trailing 2-0 and having been out-scored 12-0 over more than 300 minutes spanning four games.
The goal was Barreal's first since signing for the Orange and Blue. It won't be forgotten anytime soon.