The Miami FC

The Miami FC dominant in post-Irma friendly win over Miami United FC

It took a little while, but The Miami FC shook off its post-Hurricane Irma rust and showed its quality against Miami United FC’s APSL squad, 6-0.

It nearly took an entire half for Miami FC to finally break the seal on the MUFC goal. Despite a number of free kicks, corner kicks and quality opportunities, which included a shot off the crossbar, the score remained 0-0 for much of the first half. Finally, Kwadwo Poku put an opportunity away in the 45th minute to give Miami FC the lead heading into halftime.

After the break, there were a number of changes made by both teams. The addition of Stefano Pinho changed the attack, and it would lead to five more goals. Pinho himself had a brace, along with Poku. Calvin Rezende got on the scoresheet along with Ariel Martinez, who finished a beautiful opportunity with his left foot.

Miami FC’s next scheduled game is Sept. 24 against Jacksonville Armada FC. Miami United’s next scheduled game is a U.S. Open Cup qualifier against South Florida FC at Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City on Sept. 24.

Previewing The Match: Miami FC v New York Cosmos

Well let’s be honest, perhaps soccer is the last thing on your mind at the moment. Nobody could blame you and we strongly urge that you finish up your hurricane preparations before even thinking about attending tonight’s Miami FC game. Our preview is going to be short and to the point because we still have some prep work to do ourselves and we will probably not be in attendance.

Previewing The Match: Miami FC v Puerto Rico FC

The highly anticipated rematch between the top two teams in the NASL fall table is here. As we mentioned last week, the fall season has been a reverse of fortune for teams who found themselves at the bottom in the spring. Positions three and four are currently held by Edmonton and North Carolina who need a magical run in this campaign to earn a spot in the NASL playoffs.

North Carolina FC v Miami FC: Previewing The Match

It feels like just about a fortnight ago that we discussed Miami and North Carolina FC. In fairness, it’s been ten days since these two clubs faced off in what was an exciting end to any soccer match. North Carolina were able to steal all three points from Miami by converting their third goal of the night from a set piece.

How have the two teams fared since that match on the fifth of August? Miami came back with a vengeance but suffered some setbacks in a 3-1 victory over the Indy Eleven. North Carolina could only manage a point in a 2-2 draw with the Jacksonville Armada.

Selling the Drama: How to make promotion and relegation work in America

Four billion dollars. And now a court case. You’ve got to give it to Riccardo Silva, when he puts his mind to something he really goes at it! Loads has been written about the merits of promotion and relegation and if it can work in North America.

I think it’s something that needs to happen but there’s obviously some opposition. So how do we turn a few more people on to the idea? How do you sell the terrifying, gut-wrenching fear of relegation to American sports fans? Well here are some options.

A Viewpoint On The Miami FC Led Charge For Promotion/Relegation

Author’s Note: Please be advised that I am not an attorney. None of the below is a legal opinion/interpretation nor should it be taken as such. The article below is just a view on the road ahead.

On the day following the statement made by Dade Brigade with their #OpenSoccer tifo, Miami FC have filed a lawsuit in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Alongside Miami, the Kingston Stockade (New York/NPSL) joined the motion calling for implementation of promotion and relegation within the United States pyramid. Why such a strong action from the Riccardo Silva owned team? Let’s jump back to last week.