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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 â€˜very
encouraged' about D.
"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.
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.
Brek Shea is a rising star in American soccer, and the 6'3" Texan has quite an athletic
Shea's father played quarterback at Virginia Tech and Brek played quarterback and safety in middle
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
Bob Bradley rumors to Aston Villa continue to swirl, and as Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald
writes, Bradley's rise to coaching prominence only adds more credence to the fact that American
coaches (as well as American soccer) has come a long way.
Is a U.S.-born coach ready to take on an English Premier League club?
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:
-Sat Oct 8 NSC Minnesota Stars v Carolina RailHawks Ft Lauderdale Strikers v Puerto Rico Islanders
-Sat Oct 15 Carolina RailHawks v NSC Minnesota Stars Puerto Rico Islanders v Ft Lauderdale Strikers
TEAM USA - EL EQUIPO DE TODOS
Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald on Jurgen Klinsmann's vision for the USA team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.