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Matthew Bunch

Matthew Bunch has lived in Miami since 2005, covering a variety of collegiate and professional sports. As Editor in Chief of The Miami Hurricanes, 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. You can contact Matthew at bunch.mcs@gmail.com.

Comparing the plans: Inter Miami and FXE Futbol proposals for Lockhart Stadium analyzed

A rendering featured in the proposals submitted to the City of Fort Lauderdale by FXE Futbol, LLC (left) and Miami Beckham United, LLC. Via City of Fort Lauderdale.

Since the end of January, Inter Miami CF and FXE Futbol, LLC have vied in legal filings and public relations to build support for their proposed renovations of Lockhart Stadium. On Tuesday afternoon, the public finally had the opportunity to review the full proposals submitted by the groups to the City of Fort Lauderdale.

To read both proposals in full, click here.

Hard Rock Stadium announces Brazil vs. Colombia, Venezuela vs. Ecuador friendlies

Hard Rock Stadium announced this week that the stadium will be hosting two friendlies this year, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Images via Hard Rock Stadium.

Hard Rock Stadium announced this week that the stadium will be hosting two friendlies this year, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

On June 1, Venezuela and Ecuador will face off. On Sept. 6, Colombia will play Brazil.

Brazil faced off against Colombia at the stadium in 2014, fresh off its 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Brazilians defeated Los Cafeteros 1-0.

Florida youth programs announce “Florida Academy League” for U12 competition; Kendall SC, Inter Miami CF reportedly included

A number of youth programs from the state of Florida announced the formation of the "Florida Academy League" last Friday. Via Florida Academy League.

Fourteen youth programs throughout the state of Florida are planning to form the “Florida Academy League” for U12 boys competition, according to coordinated statements released last week. Programs that confirmed their participation include local names Kendall SC and The Miami FC’s NPSL foe, Jacksonville Armada. According to multiple statements, Major League Soccer sides Orlando City and Inter Miami CF will be including their U12 programs as well.