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.
South Florida soccer fans -- and media -- were abuzz after a Sunday post on David Beckham’s Instagram account said “Big things coming” on Monday. Turns out it was the launch of a throwback Adidas soccer cleat the superstar wore at the prime of his career.
The Florida International University men’s soccer team is back on the national radar after many years of irrelevance. The Panthers are ranked No. 8 and one of two unbeatens in Division I heading into Sunday’s season finale at Kentucky.
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.
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.
The Animal Recovery Mission released video of an undercover investigation conducted at Dean Foods (McArthur Dairy,) located in Okeechobee, Florida. The investigation uncovered the abuse of dairy cows by the farm that supplies major brands and some of Florida's largest supermarkets.
Animal Recovery Mission
Third Florida dairy farm accused of animal abuse (Graphic Content)
City, court force Miami Shores residents to remove vegetable garden from front yard
Burglar dressed as the 'Grinch' caught on home security camera