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MLS and the move to Miami

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The soccer news starts with reports out of Miami suggesting that David Beckham's expansion bid is finally coming to fruition. MLS is now expected to officially announce Miami as an expansion team on Monday. The team would play its first MLS season in 2020. Since this is MLS in Miami, there's already another story running parallel with the wait on the official announcement.

Beckham Miami stadium faces June 6 deadline – report

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Miami (AFP) – David Beckham is set to learn next month whether his long-gestating plans for a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami will come to fruition, it was reported on Friday.

The Miami Herald said the Miami-Dade County Commission would rule on June 6 whether or not to approve the transfer of a three-acre site valued at $9 million that is key to a proposed stadium project.

Beckham invited to explore new downtown Miami stadium location

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A new option in Miami has presented itself to David Beckham.

A group that last year purchased a building on Biscayne Bay where the Miami Herald used to operate has invited Beckham to look into the possibility of building a soccer-specific stadium in that area.

Report: Beckham to meet with Broward County about potential soccer-specific stadium

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The difficulty infinding space fora soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is reportedly forcing David Beckham to look further north. Specifically, Broward County.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Broward County commissioner Stacy Ritter said Thursday that Beckham's group is now willing to listen to what county officials have to say about building a soccer-specific stadium.

Miami City manager asks Beckham representatives to ‘take a breather’ as stadium talks stall

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After weeks of negotiations, initial talks between representatives from David Beckham's Miami franchise and the city of Miami over a potential stadium on a boat slip in downtown Miamihave stalled due to a disagreement in annual rent.

According to The Miami Herald, Miami City ManagerDaniel Alfonso said Monday that the two sides should "take a breather" from negotiating after Beckham's group offered to pay a reported $500,000 a year in annual rent.

Report: Beckham shifts focus to downtown boat slip for Miami stadium

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The PortMiami dream that David Beckham shared publicly just three months ago is dead. The pursuit for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is not.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Beckham and his group of investors have made the decision to move away from wanting to build a stadium in PortMiami and instead are interested in acquiring a location near the Miami Heat's AmericanAirlines Arena that is currently a deep-water boat slip.

Report: Beckham asked to consider different waterfront stadium location by Miami-Dade mayor

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That beautiful, proposed stadium at PortMiami is looking less and less likely to happen for David Beckham and his group of investors.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez has asked Beckham's group, Miami Beckham United, to consider a different site on which to build their proposed soccer-specific stadium.

Report: Royal Caribbean form organization to oppose Beckham’s proposed PortMiami stadium

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The opposition to David Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium in PortMiami is steadily growing.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Royal Caribbean Cruises has rounded up some allies to form an organization to oppose Beckham's desired stadium in the southwest corner of Dodge Island near downtown Miami.

Becks Stadium Plans In Miami Under Fire

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Not a good day for Major League Soccer and their soccer specific stadium plans. Following up the the heels of the news that NYCFC will spend its first three seasons playing at Yankee Stadium, comes the news that David Beckham's plan to build a stadium at the port of Miami is under fire from a shipping alliance.

Report: Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium runs into hurdle

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Landing a stadium in PortMiami was never going to be easy for David Beckham, and now he has his first real hurdle to overcome.

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday did not allow PortMiami to move a fuel-spill facility that would need to be relocated for Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Beckham-led group unveils MLS stadium design showcasing downtown Miami

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The case for a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami is about to get a little bit stronger.

David Beckham and the ownership group behind efforts to bring MLS to Miami will unveil stadium designs Monday, according to a report by the Miami Herald. The proposed stadium at PortMiami would feature an open-air design showcasing the city's skyline as a backdrop.

Report: Garber, Beckham expected to announce expansion plans on Wednesday

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A stadium deal isn't yet in place, but David Beckham and Major League Soccer are looking very likely to return to Miami.

Beckham has exercised the clause in his contract to buy into MLS as an investor-operator and will be in Miami on Tuesday and Wednesday along with MLS Commissioner Don Garber to rally support for an MLS club in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.

Report: Beckham, Garber to rally support for Miami soccer-specific stadium next week

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Things are about to get a little more serious in Miami.

David Beckham, MLS commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez are hoping to hold a news conference in the South Florida metropolis next Wednesday in an effort to rally support for a privately funded soccer-specifc stadium and give an update on the status of an MLS expansion team in Miami, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Report: Beckham to begin stadium negotiations with Miami-Dade county

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A new soccer stadium for an expansion Major League Soccer franchise in Miami is closer to becoming a reality.

Miami Beckham United, the name for David Beckham's ownership group for a potential MLS franchise, are expected to begin negotiations on Tuesday with Miami-Dade county for a site on which to build a soccer-specific stadium, according to the Miami Herald.

Miami-Dade County commissioners to vote on soccer-specific stadium legislation next week

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MLS's return to Miami could take one more step towards becoming reality next week.

According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County commissioners are expected to meet and vote next Tuesday on legislation that would ask mayor Carlos Gimenez's administration to identify potential sites for a soccer-specific stadium and negotiate construction contracts with interested private developers.

Report: Beckham considering PortMiami for potential soccer-specific stadium

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David Beckham's quest to land a site for a potential soccer-specific stadium in Miami might take him to a place right on the water.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Beckham is considering building a 25,000-seat stadium for a potential MLS Franchise at PortMiami.

Why David Beckham’s Miami MLS Team Shouldn’t Play at Marlins Park or FIU Stadium

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David Beckham is considering either Marlins Park or FIU Stadium as the temporary home for his Miami MLS franchise, according to Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez as reported by The Miami Herald.

A final decision has yet to be reached. And the comment from the Miami mayor is, of course, self-serving and biased in his favor, so there's still an opportunity for Beckham to scout other locations than these two sites.

Report: Beckham back in Miami to scout potential stadium sites

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David Beckham seemingly cannot get enough of Miami.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Beckham is back in Miami and will scout stadium sites for his potential MLS expansion club with Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure on Wednesday.

Beckham and his long-time associate Simon Fuller were in town having dinner at the South Florida home of Claure on Tuesday night, something which Claure confirmed via his personal social network accounts.

Looks like Beckham & Claure's MLS Miami team is taking shape.

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It's been almost a month since a certain David Beckham was seen at a Miami Heat game with Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure.
We first heard the rumor of a Miami MLS team between Claure & Beckham a few years back. But, not many took notice until a small mention on May 1, 2013 on the Washington Post by Steven Goff:
*Getting word a David Beckham-backed effort to bring MLS to Miami is about to pick up a steam and could go public in about a month.

champions league group

Some Soccer News for Wed Sep 5, 2012

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Here is the du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 10 - Listen Now!


Team USA World Cup Qualifying Viewing In The Twin Cities - Fri Sep 7 at Jamaica - AND - Tue Sep 11 v Jamaica


Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero has signed with Sydney FC in Australia, making him the leagues biggest ever signing.

Some News for Tue Feb 22, 2011

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"They didn't give them food. They couldn't sleep and they were guarded by armed guards."

The Miami Herald tells us about the horrible treatment of the Haiti U17 team that got sick while at the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament in Jamaica last week, and what happened to them after they withdrew from the tournament.

New England Revolution

Jerry Watch: Honduras 2, Boca Juniors 0

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While most of us were watching the US beat Mexico last night, Jerry Bengtson was busy continuing to play far better for his national team than he's ever indicated he will for the New England Revolution. Honduras beat Boca Juniors 2-0 in a friendly in Miami on Wednesday night. Bengtson scored the opener in the 23rd minute with a diving header.

Some Soccer News for Tue Jul 17, 2012

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The Vasectomy might be taking his game to Norway. LA Galaxy forward Chad Barrett is currently in Norway getting a try out with Valerenga.


Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald introduces us to the new CONCACAF general secretary Enrique Sanz.

Some News for Mon Feb 7, 2011

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There is a mountain of international friendlies going on this week. See all details below in varying regional sections.


Juan Carlos Osorio has now BACKED OUT of an agreement to take over as head coach of Honduras. Late last week it was announced that he had taken the job.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Some Soccer News for Wed Mar 7, 2012

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Sign up today for MLS Fantasy Soccer Manager, and then become a member of the du Nord Futbol league using this code: 3815-897

50+ teams in our league so far. Lets have tons more! Would love to get to 100! Come On!



Its History: Five.

Some Soccer News for Mon Sep 19, 2011

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Stuart Holden is said to be in the starting 11 for Bolton tomorrow in the English League Cup. Hooray hooray hooray! Oh Yeah!
-The team website has words from the man himself.


Javier Morales is traveling with Real Salt Lake this week for the first time since suffering a severely broken ankle back in May.


Some Soccer News for Fri Oct 7, 2011

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You have NO excuse for not attending the Stars home Semifinal game on Saturday night.

Surly Brewing will be pitching in for the Dark Clouds supporters pre-game tailgate party by providing free beer to everyone 21 years old and over. Hooray beer.


Semifinals - Home & Home Series
Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Sat Oct 8
NSC Minnesota Stars v Carolina RailHawks
Ft Lauderdale Strikers v Puerto Rico Islanders
2nd Leg
-Sat Oct 15
Carolina RailHawks v NSC Minnesota Stars
Puerto Rico Islanders v Ft Lauderdale Strikers


Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald on Jurgen Klinsmann's vision for the USA team.

Some Soccer News for Wed Oct 5, 2011

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Lots of thoughts on MLS post season awards today. See section below.


Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story - coming soon to Movie Theaters.

Twin Cities
AMC Rosedale 14
-Thu Nov 3
Marcus Oakdale Cinemas
-Thu Nov 10
Marcus Parkwood Cinemas
-Thu Nov 10

Marcus Duluth 10
-Thu Nov 10

See the schedule for the whole rest of the country.

Some Soccer News for Tue Oct 4, 2011

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Less than 7,000 tickets have been sold to the USA v Honduras game on Saturday night. Miami for MLS right? Lets see what ya got!


The LA Galaxy will lay claim to the Supporters Shield tonight if they are victorious in New York.


The 2011 Final is Tonight!

Major League Soccer

Barcelona vs Chivas pack 70,000 at Sun Life Stadium and make a case for MLS.

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The best team in the world, Barcelona played the most popular team in Mexico (Chivas de Guadalajara) and filled Sun Life Stadium on a humid Wednesday night in Miami. Section 404 was packed with Miami Ultras and other fans who were present to watch the beautiful game at it's best. We all saw Chivas shock Barcelona with their wonderful play and goals.

Away Days: Fort Lauderdale

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The 2011 preseason is upon is, and United's March 19 season opener against Columbus is rapidly approaching. Camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is coming to a close, and below are some of the best shots that I have taken thus far. With Charlie Davies in camp on trial, there have been a number of media members out to see us, including the Miami Herald and Washington Post.

Kristen Schiereck Making Headlines

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The Development Academy Referee of the Week for Week 7, Kristen Schiereck, was profiled in El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language arm of the Miami Herald. The article about the 26-year-old Miami native focuses on her path to becoming a national referee, which she is now eligible to be, and how she got her start.

FCD producing positive results under Hyndman

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Schellas Hyndman accepted a new challenge when he had taken over the reigns for FC Dallas in 2008, and this season has met the expectations in Dallas while heightening the profile of the American college coach turn pro.

Pat Martin of the Miami Herald writes of how FC Dallas is producing positive results under Hyndman.

The Rest

Around the Forest: Caleb pretends he's an optimist

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/12/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Orlando SC Coach Adrian Heath slapped with a 1 game ban for stepping onto the field. [The Mane Land]

Masato Kudo got LIT UP last night by Chicago Fire keeper Matt Lampson. Yes, that required all caps.

Report: Fort Lauderdale Strikers sold to Brazilian trio

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The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are undergoing an ownership change, but the new owners plan to keep the club in the North American Soccer League.

On Friday morning, the Strikers will announce that the club has sold from Traffic Sports to three Brazilian businessmen Paulo Cesso, Rafael Bertani, and Ricardo Geromel according to the Miami Herald.

Monday After

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The Miami Herald weighs in with a great feature on Cuban midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and his defection from Cuba. The article provides background on his escape and describes his soccer life in the United Stats. Osvaldo is now an American citizen and is exploring the options for representing his new country in international soccer.

Upside: To the video

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Their Words Other Sources Marlins Park to host soccer tourney that will match top club teams - from The Miami Herald's David J. Neal: The attraction of Marlins Park, especially for the July games, is obvious: a roof, air conditioning and it was built with soccer in mind, too. Kevin Payne is ‘very encouraged' about D.

Freedom of Expression Draws Shea to Soccer

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Brek Shea is a rising star in American soccer, and the 6'3" Texan has quite an athletic pedigree.

Shea's father played quarterback at Virginia Tech and Brek played quarterback and safety in middle school.
While at the U.S. training camp Brek explained to the Miami Herald's Michelle Kaufman why he chose soccer over football:

"Football was too much yelling, too strict, and soccer gave me more freedom and ability to express myself.

Some News for Wed Jun 1, 2011

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Bayern Munich made its first offseason signing in Manuel Neuer from Schalke. He is also the German national team keeper.


Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch talking new stadium with Crew brass.


Andrew Dampf of the AP reports on 16 arrests that were made yesterday in Italy for alleged match fixing, including an attempt to influence the outcome of Inter v Lecce on Mar 20.

Football and Accusation

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Last Tuesday Haiti's Under-17 National Football team was sent home from Jamaica after two players and a coach were diagnosed with malaria. The decision was presented as a public health measure the Jamaican public health ministry described the sickness as "imported" and resulted in an effective forfeit for the team from the CONCACAF competition.