Miami Soccer in the News: July 22, 2017

A short roundup of coverage about Miami soccer:

The11.ca: Trafford has become a key piece for the Miami FC juggernaut

And, in the midst of it all is Canadian Mason Trafford, who has been a regular starter with Miami FC since the team acquired him from the Ottawa Fury after the 2015 season. Trafford is a linchpin for the second-year franchise.

Steven Sandor, who is a color commentator for FC Edmonton and a writer at The11.ca, gives us a look at Mason Trafford, with a particular focus on his desire to play for the Canada men’s national soccer team.

 

MiamiHerald.com: PSG in town training, El Clasico practice tickets on sale

The highly-anticipated El Clasico Miami match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is more than a week away, but the International Champions Cup fun officially began on Saturday, when the Paris Saint Germain plane touched down at Miami International Airport.

A lot of our focus is on club competition in Miami-Dade County, however we will be featuring a number of interesting international club friendlies over the next couple of weeks. This is an interesting look at what PSG is doing while in town, with a look ahead to El Clásico Miami.

ASRoma.com: Francesco Totti interview: ‘This is the start of the next chapter’

Francesco Totti is looking forward to bringing the the same passion and determination he had as a player to his new role with AS Roma, as he begins work as a director for his boyhood club.

Putting to bed some speculation about a possible move stateside to Alessandro Nesta’s club, Totti took a job in the front office with AS Roma, staying with the club he has spent decades with as a player.

NASL.com: Around the City: Ariel Martínez

The NASL sat down with Miami FC midfielder Ariel Martínez to talk about his time in Miami, life as a pro and many other topics.

It’s a video, not text, but it’s an intersting look at Ariel Martínez and his life around Miami, with a particular focus on how he exists in the Cuban-American community.

RokerReport.SBNation.com: Whatever happened to… Richie Ryan?

The Irishman made two fleeting appearances towards the end of the desperate 19 point season and was never seen again – so where did he end up?

This Sunderland-focused SB Nation blog (who knew there was one?) take a look at former Black Cats Academy product who would up as a key in the midfield for Miami FC.

SunSentinel.com: Former Maccabiah soccer player helps Miami FC win Spring Championship

[Rhett Bernstein] also played for the U.S. soccer team competing at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Bernstein and the U.S. team finished fifth among the world’s best Jewish soccer teams.

The Florida Jewish Journal takes a deep dive into Rhett Bernstein’s prolific athletic background, including his time competing at the “Jewish Olympics” in 2009. As Miami FC announcer Bruce Silverman would say, mazel tov Rhett Bernstein!

 

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