Miami Soccer Summer Break 2018: Jesse Lingard hits South Beach before Man United teammates arrive in Miami

As with every break in the soccer calendar, the biggest names in the sport tend to visit Miami-Dade County for some rest and relaxation. Until the start of the European club calendar in August, we’ll provide you updates of who was seen where. It’s Miami Soccer Summer Break 2018!

Jesse Lingard visits Miami before Man United comes to town

He was part of England’s semifinal squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, so he’s free from club responsibilities for a few more weeks. But that didn’t stop Jesse Lingard from heading to South Beach before the rest of the Manchester United squad comes for the International Champions Cup.

Lingard was later photographed at Mokai Lounge in Miami Beach, complete with a crown.

Kenny Dalglish visits son, The Miami FC 2 manager Paul

Kenny Dalglish, who last month was bestowed a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, took some time to come across the pond and visit Miami, where his son Paul is the manager of The Miami FC 2. Matt Britten, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at The Miami FC, shared his moment with the Liverpool FC legend on Twitter.

Ryan Babel hits up LIV

Beşiktaş winger and Dutch national Ryan Babel was spotted by World Red Eye hanging out at LIV on Sunday night. The former Liverpool man took pictures with promoter Moacyr Timas and DJ Don P.

Miami Soccer Summer 2018
From right: Ryan Babel, Moacyr Timas and DJ Don P. Photo via World Red Eye

Karim Benzema visits Edge Steak and Bar in Brickell

Karim Benzema appears to be shaking off his exclusion from the French national team’s World Cup roster with a visit to the Magic City. Benzema, who isn’t a stranger to Miami, took a picture outside Edge Steak and Bar, located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell.

Romelu Lukaku, Fat Joe dine on Miami Beach

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku met with rapper Fat Joe at Novikov in Downtown Miami.


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Lukaku has spent time in New York and Miami in advance of joining the Red Devils before they begin their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia. Their first match is against Panama on June 18.

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