Inter Miami owners David Beckham and Jorge Mas are proposing to play the 2020 and 2021 MLS seasons at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale while Miami Freedom Park is constructed. Fort Lauderdale’s city council will vote Tuesday.
Inter Miami, David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, is busy hiring staff, scouting players and interviewing coaches. They plan to sign the first player in the next month or two and hire a coach by summer.
A planned regular-season La Liga game between Barcelona and Girona at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami was put on hold after opposition from the Spanish federation, UEFA and FIFA. La Liga hopes it can be held later in 2019.
Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium was not chosen to host the postponed Copa Libertadores final match between Boca Juniors and River Plate. The match will be canceled or likely move to Asuncion, Paraguay or Doha, Qatar.
The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final, postponed after River Plate fans attacked the bus of Argentine rival Boca Juniors, will likely be played outside Argentina. Miami and Asunsion, Paraguay, are potential sites.
Soccer officials from 40 nations gather at Marlins Park in Miami for SoccerEx conference. Speakers include U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas.
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.