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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: David Beckham not ready to give up on MLS: ‘Miami will happen’

 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Update to come:</span> David Beckham, shown speaking to the Miami Herald Editorial Board on May 8, is still working on bringing a new MLS team to Miami.

Despite running into repeated roadblocks with his downtown Miami waterfront stadium plans, soccer star David Beckham declared “Miami will happen,” on a Bloomberg Television interview.