In this episode of Magic City Soccer, Matt, Drew, Lee and Abel discuss Inter Miami CF’s electoral victory in its City of Miami referendum Tuesday night, while discussing NPSL PRO and Florida Soccer Soldiers’ success in the UPSL. Join us, won’t you?
It wasn’t easy, but after two efforts in front of the City of Miami Commission and a hard-fought campaign for the support of Miami voters, Inter Miami CF is one step closer to finally claiming a permanent home. Voters approved a change to the city’s charter that would allow the team and the city to negotiate on a no-bid contract to redevelop Melreese County Club into Miami Freedom Park.
The next step for Inter Miami CF is to negotiate with the City of Miami for terms of a lease. Four of the city’s five commissioners must agree on the terms before any development can move forward. Only three commissioners (Joe Carollo, Keon Hardemon and Ken Russell) supported the initiative in July.
The initiative passed easily, clearing the 60-percent threshold in the city. Perhaps even more critically, the initiative met or exceeded expectations in precincts located in the Grapeland Heights community where the project is expected to take place.
Chad Johnson, the high-profile NFL wide receiver known as “Ochocinco”, returned to the world of competitive athletics Sunday, taking the field with Boca Raton FC’s Florida Gulf Coast League side.
This afternoon, Inter Miami CF added to its front office personnel. Jurgen Mainka was announced as the Chief Business Officer for the team.
During the 2018-2019 offseason (and just like last season), Magic City Soccer writer Drew Housman is helping you keep up-to-date. Below you can find Drew’s “Off-Season Player Tracker,” which lists the known status of every current (or now former) The Miami FC player. The Miami FC Player Tracker updates you with inbound and outbound player movement. You can find more information by visiting the subreddit.
Inter Miami CF sparked what was arguably the most passionate ornithological argument in the history of sports iconography. What kind of bird graces the front of the team’s new crest? Well, that question and more has been answered in a video post from the club.
In the team’s first conference match, the Miami Hurricanes women’s soccer team faced adversity even before kickoff. Due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas, the match between UM and Clemson was moved back from 5 p.m. to noon.
FIU men’s soccer grabbed its first win of the season on Friday, surviving a lengthy delay and an early goal from Marshall Thundering Herd forward Vinicius Fernandes to win 2-1.
In this episode of Magic City Soccer, Lee, Drew and Matt cut it up about the new MLS team name, Inter Miami CF, as well as the club’s crest and colors. Omar chats with Chris Wittyngham of Pitch Invasion about soccer goings on. Matt and Lee discuss their “Wifalry.” We relish the start of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition. Join us, won’t you?
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After months of speculation and years of waiting, Miami finally has an official name to identify its new Major League Soccer franchise: Inter Miami CF.