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Michelle Kaufman

Michelle Kaufman has been a sportswriter for 21 years. She is a Miami native and graduated from the University of Miami in 1987 with a double major in Journalism and English. Her career began at the St. Petersburg Times, where she covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was one of the only women covering the NFL at that time. From there she went to the Detroit Free Press, where she spent seven years before returning home to the Miami Herald in 1996. She has covered 10 Olympics, four World Cups. Everywhere she goes, she marvels at the passion for soccer, a level of passion rarely seen in American sports. Her love of soccer began on the sidelines of K-Land park in Kendall, where she spent many-a-Saturday cheering for her brother, Steve, an outstanding sweeper.
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Michelle Kaufman: Tim Howard has Jurgen Klinsmann’s blessing to take sabbatical from U.S. national team

 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Family guy:</span> Tim Howard will spend more time at home while taking a break from international competition.

Another prominent U.S. soccer player is taking a sabbatical from the national team; but unlike Landon Donovan, goalkeeper Tim Howard leaves for his break with U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s blessing.