Six days after the U.S. men’s national team was eliminated from contention for the 2018 World Cup, the Under-17 team trounced Paraguay 5-0 to reach the U17 World Cup quarterfinals. Two players have South Florida ties.
Bruce Arena announced his resignation as U.S. men’s national team coach Friday morning, three days after the team was eliminated from World Cup contention with an embarrassing 2-1 loss to last-place Trinidad and Tobago.
First-place Miami FC returns to Riccardo Silve Stadium at FIU after a month away from home to play the Jacksonville Armada. Miami has three home games in a row, and will host the NASL Championship Semifinal on Nov. 5.
Manchester United has been asked to ban a fan chant branded racist because it refers to black player Romelu Lukaku being well-endowed. Last week, Chelsea banned an anti-Semitic chant about Spanish forward Alvaro Morata.
David Wagner, a German-American who played for the U.S. national team in the late 1990s, is manager of Huddersfield Town, which won its first two EPL games after being promoted for the first time in 45 years.
Stevenage FC, a fourth-tier soccer club in England, launched an investigation after outraged female fans of an opposing team claim they were asked to lift their tops and show their bras to security guards to enter the stadium.
FC Barcelona players will wear the city’s name instead of theirs on the back of their jerseys Sunday as the team opens its season at home just three days after a horrific terror attack that killed 14 people and injured more than 100.
After winning the NASL Spring Championship, and beating two Major League Soccer teams in the U.S. Open Cup, Miami FC has lost three games in a row. The team tries to rebound Saturday night at home against Indy Eleven.
Major League Soccer owners are meeting in Chicago on Wednesday as part of All-Star Week, and David Beckham’s Miami expansion team is on the agenda. Owners are expected to vote on whether to give final stamp of approval to the project.
Argentine star Lionel Messi arrived in Miami on Thursday with his FC Barcelona teammates in advance of Saturday’s El Clasico showdown against rival Real Madrid. The status of Real’s biggest star, Cristiano Ronaldo, remains a mystery.
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.
Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.
Al DiazMiami Herald Staff
In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services.
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UM quarterback Malik Rosier on his game and Syracuse