Everything is linear, with dots to connect, and what led to Miami being the soccer capital of the world this week happened in the ’70s when began one man’s unlikely, accidental love of soccer. His name was Joe Robbie.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo did not travel to California with his team for International Champions Cup games against Manchester United and Manchester City, but El Clasico Miami organizers are “hopeful” he will make it to Miami for Saturday’s matchup against FC Barcelona.
The International Champions Cup has been a successful venture as it heads to South Florida this week with a pair of games at Hard Rock Stadium capped by Saturday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
If Brazilian star Neymar transers teams, he could play Wednesday night in Miami for PSG when it takes on Juventus. If he stays with FC Barcelona, Neymar will play Saturday night in Miami against Real Madrid.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium — El Clasico Miami — could be the biggest soccer game ever played in the U.S. and a sporting event as big any in South Florida history from a global perspective.
David Beckham’s bid for a stadium in Miami faces a new hurdle as a wealthy landowner with a track record for fending off sports facilities is filing suit to block the county’s no-bid land deal for the soccer facility.
Paris Saint-Germain, the popular French soccer club, is taking over Miami during the next week as part of the build-up to the July 26 game against Juventus. The team is hosting open practices, autograph sessions, and opened a pop-up store in Wynwood.