The crowd will pack into the Citrus Bowl in March 2015 to watch Orlando City's official ascension into Major League Soccer.

But who will be on the other side of the field?

We are still eight months away from Orlando City's first game in MLS, and about five months from the 2015 schedule release, but it's never too soon to start planning.

As the league and team works on certain aspects of marketing around the Lions' first season in MLS, one idea they have to be bouncing around is what team is the best fit for Orlando City's MLS opener at home in Orlando.

On one hand, Orlando City will want to provide its soccer-heads with a quality opponent. On the other hand, it wants a game it believes it can win.

MLS will want to bring in a team that makes for an attractive television match-up. Orlando City will want a marquee city that can draw in the soccer neophytes who won't know who won MLS Cup

With that said, I've narrowed the field of 20 possible opponents down to the Top 11. It includes some bigger markets (Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago) and some teams with stars (Seattle has Clint Dempsey, LA brings Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, New York has Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill -- and Winter Park native Dax McCarty), it includes some potential rivals (NYCFC with Spanish star David Villa), a well-known MLS brand (D.C. United) and Sporting Kansas City, a team that has a star and Central Florida native, Graham Zusi, and a former Orlando City standout in Dom Dwyer.

So tell us: Who do you think is the best option for Orlando City's MLS opener?

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