About us

When three soccer aficionados (with their own EPL allegiances) came together, an idea was born. Magic City Soccer is the brain child of Matthew Bunch, Drew Housman, and Omar Moubayed. The tripod have covered Miami FC games in comical fashion with importance on the key details. DOM, as we will call the trio going forward, use their rapport to not only inform but entertain you on a weekly basis. After realizing there was some much needed depth to the squad, we’ve brought on Abel Iraola to round out the midfield. Also, every now and again our favorite Welshman Lee Ifans takes us to soccer school. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and like us on Soundcloud, wont you?

Matthew Bunch – @matthewsbunch

Matthew Bunch has lived in Miami since 2005, covering a variety of collegiate and professional sports. As Editor in Chief of The Miami Hurricane, the student newspaper of the University of Miami, Matthew and his staff won the paper’s first ACP Pacemaker Award since 1992. With the return of professional soccer to Miami-Dade County in 2016, Matthew channeled his professional interest with his personal passion for the Beautiful Game.

Drew Housman – @itshousmanlol

Drew Housman is a soccer reporter based in Miami. He has immersed himself in local open leagues and the NPSL over the past five years. His knowledge of the lower division history and U.S. Open Cup history provides massive support to the operation of Magic City Soccer. Drew was the only member of the media to discuss and report on Miami’s “Romero Cup” preseason tournament featuring Miami United and has broken several reports including Miami United’s 2018 Open Cup birth and the departure of United forward Nicolas Gorobsov.

Abel Iraola – @miamiabel

Abel Iraola is a Cuban-American freelance writer and communicator from Hialeah, near Miami, Florida. His writing interests include soccer, history, politics, travel, and food. Previous stints include a winning congressional campaign, U.S. Congress, a local non-profit and the Miami Film Festival, among others.

Omar Moubayed – @Moubayed11

Omar Moubayed is an economist that has had a life long passion for the beautiful game. As an analyst and the social media coordinator for Magic City Soccer, Omar is a constant presence at all matches and serves as the primary liasion between Magic City Soccer and South Florida’s soccer clubs. He has also been the analyst of choice to discuss soccer in South Florida across several local sports shows/podcasts.