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Archives: Miami MLS Team

Maldini tackles Beckham in Miami – should MLS be worried? By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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The North American Soccer League hates being called a ‘second division’ and so the turn of phrase used by Italy’s venerable daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday will have cheered the league’s commission Bill Peterson. Reporting the announcement that … Continue reading

Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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NASL’s announcement of an expansion team in Miami beginning in 2016 was met with a wide range of opinions and a certain degree of shock among the American soccer intelligentsia. The new club, Miami FC, which shares the same name of … Continue reading

David Beckham can learn lessons about South Florida from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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David Beckham’s lofty ambitions to build an MLS superclub in Miami have gone virtually nowhere over the past 14 months, but up I-95 about 25 miles, the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers are teaching Beckham thing or two about marketing. The … Continue reading

Join the live Reddit AMA with Simon Evans beginning at 6pm ET

Posted on by Bo McMillan
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World Soccer Talk featured columnist Simon Evans is hosting a Reddit AMA this Thursday (3/26) at 6:00pm EST to talk all things Major League Soccer, U.S. National Team, and what it’s like to write for Reuters and The Guardian. This AMA … Continue reading

Miami-haters could forge identity for Beckham’s MLS superclub; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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There were two developments on the expansion front in Major League Soccer in this past week, that generated two very different reactions in the American soccer community. In Minneapolis, MLS awarded a franchise to the Minnesota United group which is … Continue reading

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham’s commitment to … Continue reading

Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber’s 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami’s favor. Thus the time has come to … Continue reading

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham’s plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League … Continue reading

Miami catching up with New York and Los Angeles as soccer media capital in US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Miami area has in the past few years quickly emerged as the third soccer media hub in the United States rivaling Los Angeles and New York. For a long time, the area hosted GolTV, which was the first national 24-hour … Continue reading

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location Is An Easy Out For MLS

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city. Garber said: “Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why David Beckham Should Select Broward County For His MLS Team Location

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After Friday’s bombshell that David Beckham has expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County to discuss a potential stadium site for his MLS team instead of Miami, the potential move got us thinking about all of the advantages of … Continue reading

David Beckham’s MLS Team May Consider Broward County For Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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David Beckham’s goal of launching a MLS team in Miami may be making a detour. According to a report in The Miami Herald newspaper, Beckham’s team have expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County officials to begin talks regarding the possibility … Continue reading

MLS Commissioner Garber: David Beckham Miami Bid Back to “Square One”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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A day after David Beckham’s bid to place a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami was dealt a major blow, MLS Commissioner Don Garber appeared to give the international soccer icon little wiggle room. Addressing reporters outside Stade Saputo in … Continue reading

City of Miami Says No To MLS Stadium; Beckham and His Group Will Now Look For Option C

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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David Beckham’s dreams of launching a MLS team in Miami were dealt a major blow today after his Option B for a stadium location, the boat slip and park next to American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, was vetoed by … Continue reading

If David Beckham Can Create a Soccer Legacy in Miami, It’ll Be One Of His Greatest Achievements

Posted on by UJ Fisher
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Someone once said that “the great thing about Miami is that it’s so close to the United States.” While that can be taken to mean a number of things, it is clear that Miami is a different sort of place. Anyone … Continue reading

MLS Stadium Plans Not Going According to Plan In New York and Miami

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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On Monday, the New York Times broke the news that Major League Soccer’s newest MLS franchise, New York City FC (NYCFC) — which is slated to begin play in 2015, will be playing its first three seasons in a baseball … Continue reading

Why It’s Time to Stop The Jokes About Miami Being A Bad Soccer Market

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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When artist renderings of David Beckham’s proposed Miami MLS stadium were unveiled on Monday, the Internet responded with its typical negative and stereotypical comments about Miami as a sports town. Some of the few choice comments included: “looks good except … Continue reading

Here’s What David Beckham’s Miami MLS Stadium Will Look Like [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Artist drawings of the stadium for David Beckham’s Miami MLS team were revealed today. The detailed sketches reveal Beckham’s plans to have the stadium built in PortMiami, on the edge of the waterfront that overlooks the downtown Miami skyline. Beckham’s … Continue reading