Manchester City and Bayern Munich will be missing key World Cup players in Saturday’s Internatonal Champions Cup game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Colombian star James Rodriguez will join Bayern, but is not expected to play.
The International Champions Cup kicks off Thursday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich headline men’s event. Man City, Lyon, North Carolina Courage, Paris Saint-Germain in women’s tournament.
Major League Soccer owners have agreed on a name for David Beckham’s Miami team, and it will be revealed soon, according to Beckham’s partner Jorge Mas. A Croatian star has expressed interest in playing for the team.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 knockout stage features France vs. Argentina, Uruguay vs. Portugal, Spain vs. Russia, Croatia vs. Denmark, Brazil vs. Mexico, Sweden vs. Switzerland, Belgium vs. Japan, England vs. Colombia.
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.