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Some Soccer News for Jan 30, 2018

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It's Day 30 of 2018.


Steve Cherundolo has been hired as an assistant coach at Stuttgart by new head coach Tayfun Korkut. They are currently in 14th place and 3 points above relegation in the Bundesliga.



The players have to be happy about being in Florida and training on actual grass.

Kansas Magic Add 2 to Roster

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By Sharon Hom
The Kansas Magic bolstered their roster this week by adding 2 players familiar to followers of college and indoor soccer in the Kansas City area. Both locals participated in the Missouri Comets' invitational tryouts prior to the 2010/2011 season.
Midfielder/Forward James Katajwa played at Park University (MO) and was named to the 2007/2008 PASL All-Star team during his 3 years with the Kansas City Kings.

Major League Soccer

Miami Takes A Step Closer To Becoming An MLS Team

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David Beckham and his Miami expansion side have been struggling to get a soccer specific stadium built in downtown Miami, which has thwarted their attempt become the 21st MLS franchise.

But on Tuesday, Becks got a big win when the Miami county commissioners basically punted on the stadium issue by voting unanimously to have Mayor Carlos Gimenez formally

"propose using Florida International University's stadium as a temporary home for the franchise,"

The stadium, which is on the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and in recent years it has hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup matches and international friendlies involving club sides and national teams.

Miami group interested in temporary venue

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You can tell the heat has been turned up on the David Beckham-Miami deal. The former LA Galaxy captain has been reportedly positive about stadium talks in the Miami area as of late but today we're seeing reports that local officials in Miami are pressing for the group to use a temporary venue until a stadium can be built.

All About Miami

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So it seems that this will be a week to focus on Miami. Amazing that after the synchronized failures of Miami and Tampa Bay, MLS is planning on once again doubling down on the Sunshine State. With Orlando ready to start play in a year, multiple sources are reporting that Beckham to Miami is a done deal, and a new soccer team will rise in either 2016 or 2017.

Expansion Update

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Miami is in the news again, as David Beckham is still pushing to locate his MLS franchise in Florida. Despite statements from Commissioner Garber suggesting that the lack of a stadium plan is a detriment, plans are moving forward. There has been talk that a major announcement is scheduled for next week to discuss the future of MLS in the Sunshine State.

More Miami & Trivia

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Remember when Barcelona combined with Marcelo Claure and Florida International University to submit a bid to bring MLS back to South Florid? As MLS fans well know, the Miami Fusion entered the League as an expansion team in 1998 and were contracted just four years later. That background, combined with South Florida's rather weak history of supporting its teams (Florida Marlins anyone?

Expansion Update: Miami

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As we discussed yesterday, expansion is in the air and Atlanta is a leading contender for one of the next round of expansion. Orlando, Miami & Minnesota are also among the possible expansion destinations. Orlando seems the furthest along on the stadium front, despite some recent setbacks in the effort.

MLS Expansion

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The online soccer community is abuzz with recent statements from Commissioner Garber (courtesy of Steve Davis), that MLS has raised its expansion fee for a 20th team to $100 million for the New York market.  According to Davis' article, the league remains focused on New York for team 20, but has not set a timetable for that expansion.

Miami FC to face the NY Red Bulls and other Preseason games announced

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The Blues are getting ready for this season in full stride and will meet the NY Red Bulls. But first check them out at FIU Stadium tomorrow Saturday at 10 am Check it out!

Official Press Release:

Miami FC Announces Two Preseason Games
The Blues confirm preseason matches with FIU and the New York Redbulls

MIAMI, March 4, 2010- Miami FC made its way back to the pitch, beginning its preseason with practices on Wednesday, March 3 at the Holiday Inn's soccer complex in Sunrise.

MLS Camp Roundup: Dallas defeats Revolution, Seattle prepares for fifth place game and more

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Fresh off the heels of a 1-0 loss to Florida International University on Sunday, Dallas was ready to bounce back in the next preseason friendly.

They managed just that in a Tuesday win over the New England Revolution, scoring twice and keeping a cleansheet in Orlando, Florida.

Hinchas de Poesia, Odes about the Beautiful game and more...

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Football is a sport of passion. Its like an octopus with tentacles extended in everything from politics to sex, the ruler of all sports on this planet. The beautiful game inspires many things and in this case poetry. A few local and New York based writers, poets and perverts have come together to give us Soccer Poetry for the masses.

MLS Talk Podcast #129: Sean Grybos, Soccer City FC

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Sean Grybos, from Soccer City FC joins us to preview the 2010 MLS Draft Combine, which will take place this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.

Related posts:

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MLS Combine and NASL AGM

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This week, two big events will take place in Fort Lauderdale. The first is the Annual General Meeting of the newly formed North American Soccer League, which begins on January 7tth. With the controversial decision by the United States Soccer Federation last week to not sanction the startup league (which is largely formed by existing teams), the meetings are almost certain to yield some headline news.

Weekend of Soccer in South Florida: Gold Cup, Miami Kickers and Miami FC

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Who said Miami was not a soccer town? You see games being played all over South Florida, but fans are known to be fickle and demanding when it comes to watching a game live. Well, this weekend they get a little of everything! Friday, Saturday and Sunday will have what I call "A little Soccer Heaven"!

Gold Cup Games at FIU Stadium. Kickers continue winning streak! WQAM 560 AM Soccer show at 10 pm

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Gold Cup is coming to South Florida on Friday July 10 - (Florida International University Stadium) It will be a double header that will see Costa Rica go against Canada at 7 p.m. and El Salvador vs. Jamaica at 9 p.m. For ticket information go to The Gold Cup site but hurry, the stadium can only fit about 20,000 people so tickets will go fast!


Jogo 0399/2011 - Copa Ouro - Granada 1x7 Honduras

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Mais um jogo da Copa Ouro, foi realizado no dia 10/06/2011, na cidade de Miami-USA, no Florida International University Stadium, onde jogaram as seleções de Granada (98º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Honduras (43º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
2009Foxboro/Boston 11/07/2009 HON4:0 (2:0)GRN First stage

O árbitro desse jogo, foi: David Gantar-CAN

O primeiro gol de Clive Murray, aos 19 minutos do primeiro tempo, para a seleção de Granada, ele que é jogador do Paradise-GRA, onde marcou seu 3º gol pela seleção nacional.

Jogo 0398/2011 - Copa Ouro - Jamaica 2x0 Guatemala

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Mais um jogo da Copa Ouro, foi realizado no dia 10/06/2011, na cidade de Miami-USA, no Florida International University Stadium, onde jogaram as seleções da Jamaica (55º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Guatemala (124º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa Ouro
2005Carson/Los Angeles 08/07/2005 GUA3:4 (2:3)JAM 2003Miami 15/07/2003 GUA0:2 (0:1)JAM First stage1998Los Angeles 08/02/1998 GUA2:3 (1:1)JAM Group matches1969San Jose (Crc) 04/12/1969 GUA0:0JAM
2007Kingston 21/11/2007 JAM2:0 (2:0)GUA 2005Fort Lauderdale 01/10/2005 GUA1:2 (1:1)JAM 2005Atlanta 20/04/2005 GUA0:1 (0:1)JAM 2004Fort Lauderdale 02/10/2004 JAM2:2 (0:0)GUA 2001Guatemala City 30/10/2002 GUA1:1 (0:0)JAM 1999Guatemala City 07/03/1999 JAM4:2GUA 1996Kingston 03/03/1996 JAM2:0 (1:0)GUA
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Walter Quesada-CRC

O primeiro gol foi de Demar Phillips, aos 20 minutos do segundo tempo, ele que é jogador do Aalesunds-NOR, sendo seu sétimo gol pela seleção nacional.

Gold Cup Action Gallery

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Check out our gallery of action outside the stands during Group A of the Gold Cup over at Florida International University Stadium.

D.C. United

D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin suffers broken wrist

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Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2010) - D.C. United announced today that goalkeeper Steve Cronin has suffered a broken left wrist in training and will be sidelined for several weeks during his recovery. The injury came during a club training session on Tuesday, February 8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A look at Davies and his potential D.C. United loan

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Charlie Davies will take the field today for D.C. United in a scrimmage against Florida International University in what will be his final chance to impress D.C. before the club decides whether to bring him in on a season-long loan from FC Sochaux.

Davies has already impressed, netting a goal and assist and showing glimpses of his trademark speed.


Olsen discusses Davies' first week and potential loan

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Wednesday completed D.C. United's first week in South Florida, and it also marked Charlie Davies' seventh day with the club as he looks to land a season-long loan deal.

Davies, along with most of the team's top players, did not play in Wednesday afternoon's 4-0 victory over Florida International University in a 60-minute friendly, but head coach Ben Olsen did touch on Davies' near-week trial with the club following the game.

Goals still hard to come by for USF women

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On a wet and stormy evening, the two hundred eighty-two stalwart fans who came out for the first day of the Dafedecker Classic at USF Soccer Stadium watched 220 minutes of soccer without seeing a single goal.
The first match of the double header saw UCF and LSU play forty-five scoreless minutes before a nearly two hour delay due to weather.

Florida International University at USF women

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When: Tonight, 7:30pm
Where: USF Soccer Stadium

South Florida will try to continue their home form tonight against FIU. USF (1-1-0) is undefeated in two exhibitions and one regular season match at the USF Soccer Stadium. The Bulls lost on the road this past Sunday to the top ten ranked Gators.

Isiah Thomas - Santa Claus or 'snake'?

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Isiah Thomas is arguably the greatest basketball player ever at 6'0" or shorter, and was regarded for his toughness as the point guard and leader of the NBA Detroit Pistons. He was the leader of the 'Bad Boys' era in Detroit, and was nicknamed 'snake' because of his toughness and sharp tongue with his teammates.

Miami Fusion

The Monday After: Our Weekly Look at the Weekend in Soccer Business

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The big weekend story for MLS fans was the combine in Fort Lauderdale. The most notable sponsor name at the combine is adidas, the league Players, coaches, league personnel and other descended on the city for a couple of days of scouting, mingling and more. Perhaps most notable are the waves of soccer agents who attend the games, stake out the hotels and approach players with an eye towards securing unaffiliated athletes for their roster.

MLS Expansion: Where we were

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With the draft upon us, we believe the official start of the MLS 2010 season is here. As we are getting ready to cover the new season we started to look back at our posts from the winter of last year as we were gearing up for the 2009 campaign. At the time, expansion was the hot topic, with a long list of cities vying for 2 2011 spots.

Gillette Stadium

Gold Cup: USA to play in Seattle, D.C., Boston

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Ripped straight from the CONCACAF press release, here's the Gold Cup schedule:

GROUP A: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica
GROUP B: Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, USA
GROUP C: Guadeloupe, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

First Round
Friday, July 3 – Los Angeles (The Home Depot Center)
Canada vs.

Gold Cup schedule out Thursday

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The Gold Cup schedule will be announced Thursday.

The dates and venues have already been announced and are as follows:

First Round

July 3 – The Home Depot Center (Los Angeles)
July 4 – Qwest Field (Seattle)
July 5 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (San Francisco)

July 7– Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)
July 8 – RFK Stadium (Washington)
July 9 – Reliant Stadium (Houston)

July 10 – Florida International University Stadium (Miami)
July 11 – Gillette Stadium (Boston)
July 12 – University of Phoenix Stadium (Phoenix)

July 18 – Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
July 19 – Dallas Cowboys New Stadium (Dallas)

July 23 – Soldier Field (Chicago)

July 26 – Giants Stadium (New York)

Now, I'm just guessing here, and I already did this in a way but wanted to do it again, but my guess is that Mexico will play in Oakland, Houston and Phoenix, while the US will play in Seattle, DC and Boston during the first round, respectively.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Jan 5, 2018

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It's Day 5 of 2018.


The new season starts tonight! Let the Clausura begin!
  • The champs from Nuevo Leon start us off at 7pm CT on Univision Deportes. They travel to struggling Puebla.

Lots of American's playing in Liga MX this Spring - here is a preview.

Miami Heat Exhibition Game at FIU

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This time of year, we're used to watching NBA preseason action. However, with the NBA lockout putting things on hold, we'll have to settle for exhibition games of another sort. But there's an interesting one being put together that will take place on the campus of Florida International University on October 8th.

CONCACAF Gold Cup Matchday Five (Group B): Your Running Commentary

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Group B favorites Jamaica and Honduras each face one more test before their group-stage showdown, and both could use victories Friday night to feel a bit more secure ahead of that final bout.

Group-leading Jamaica takes on Guatemala (7 p.m., Telefutura) fresh off a 4-0 pasting of Grenada in its tournament opener.

DU downs FAU 3-0

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Bria Beardsley, Kaitlin Bast and Kalie Vaughn each scored as the Pioneers romped past Florida Atlantic University on Friday evening 3-0.

With the win, Denver improved to 13-2-0, 7-0-0 Sun Belt Conference. FAU dropped to 4-10-0, 3-4-0 Sun Belt. The Pioneers, riding an eight-game win streak, lead the conference by two games and have qualified for the conference tournament.

Miami And Portland Share Points

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It was one of those night that the soccer gods had intended in their destiny in order to make a statement to a Friday night crowd of about 400 fans at Florida International University stadium.
It was a match between two teams looking to continue trends as second-place Portland (8-1-7 31 pts.

Altanta & MLS: The Obstacles

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Stadium: This should be #1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 right now. There just isn't a suitable place to play, or a plan in place to build a new stadium. The Georgia Dome is too big and won't work as a Qwest-downsized venue. While the 51K+ for the Mexico-Venezuela game looked and sounded good, how would a 10-15K crowd appear in there?

MLS Expansion - Two stadium options in Miami

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These are boom times for the league in Miami as they now have a second offer for a stadium, rent-free. Florida International University has offered MLS the use of their soon-to-be completed 18,000-seat stadium for free (blue arrow on the map). The new facility 'is being built with soccer in mind, and he made sure the venue would comply with all of the league's and FIFA's requirements in regards to field size, locker rooms and media work areas' and is about 8-miles from downtown Miami The FIU stadium will be finished in September, which means that if the league wanted to expand into the area, they could do so starting as early as the 2009 season.