Carlos Cordeiro of Miami Beach, a 61-year-old Colombian-Portuguese immigrant, was elected president of U.S. Soccer on Saturday. He replaces Sunil Gulati, who ran the federation for the past two decades.
David Beckham’s new Miami Major League Soccer team still has no name or colors. The naming process will begin by the end of February, and a youth academy site is expected to be chosen in the next three months.
David Beckham’s four-year odyssey to start a Major League Soccer team in Miami finally becomes a reality Monday with a noon launch announcement at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The public is invited to attend — with approximately 750 tickets available via online reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.
David Beckham met with his business partners, Jorge and Jose Mas, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, on Thursday and Friday in Kansas City, as the newly assembled group prepares for a late-January official launch of Miami’s long-awaited Major League Soccer team.
Peru, which is ranked No. 11 in the world and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years, will play 17th-ranked Croatia in a World Cup tuneup match March 23 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The 2018 World Cup Draw ceremony was held Friday morning at the Kremlin Palace, as the 32 teams were placed in groups. France, England, Brazil, Colombia and Russia should be happy with their draws. Mexico not so much.
Italy, United States, Netherlands, Chile and Ghana are among the teams that did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There are talks of a friendly tournament for those teams. Also, Christian Pulisic sounds off on what’s wrong with U.S. Soccer.
Miami FC has dominated the NASL all season long. Now, it is two victories away from hoisting the championship trophy. Players and officials hope South Florida fans show up in big numbers for Sunday’s semifinal against the N.Y. Cosmos at FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium.
Michelle Kaufman grew up in Miami and graduated from UM in 1987. She has worked at the St. Petersburg Times and the Detroit Free Press and has been with the Miami Herald since 1996. She has covered 13 Olympics and 6 World Cups.