Miami Soccer in the News: June 28, 2017

Miami Soccer in the News

A short roundup of coverage about Miami soccer in the news:

THECUP.US: 2017 US Open Cup Round 4: Stefano Pinho’s hat trick earns TheCup.us Player of the Round

Pinho scored a hat trick in a 3-0 road upset of Orlando City SC (MLS) to become just the third Brazilian to win the award. The Player of the Round honor is voted on by the staff of TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.

Neil W. Blackmon takes what could have been a press-release-style story and turns it into a really interesting look at Stéfano Pinho and his adjustment to change, specifically moving to a new part of the world and adapting to fatherhood.

Magic City Soccer Episode 32: A super-sized Atlanta United preview plus more!

Magic City Soccer podcast

Get ready for the biggest home match in The Miami FC’s history! We’ve got Matt, Drew, Omar and a special appearance by Lee Ifans on Magic City Soccer to talk about every angle of this matchup, plus much more! Join us, won’t you?

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Kwadwo Poku to play for Miami FC in Open Cup matchup against Atlanta United before call-up to Ghana national football team

Kwadwo Poku will play in a U.S. Open Cup matchup before joining the Ghana national team. Courtest The Miami FC.

In a satisfying resolution to some anxious fans of The Miami FC, midfielder Kwadwo Poku, who was announced in the Black Stars’ selection last week for two friendlies against Mexico (June 28) and the United States (July 1), will join the team after playing in Miami FC’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matchup against Atlanta United of Major League Soccer on Wednesday.

Miami FC vs. New York Cosmos: Previewing the Match

The Miami FC will travel to play the New York Cosmos. Graphic by Matthew Bunch.

It shouldn’t have to be said that Miami’s recent form is impressive. No losses in their last 12 matches across all competitions and statement wins including 4-0 and 3-1 tallies against Jacksonville and Orlando, respectively. The next challenge that awaits is the quintessential thorn in the Miami FC side: none other than the New York Cosmos. New York comes into the match tied for second in the NASL table, seven points behind Miami. In the five league matches so far between the two squads, the Cosmos have been able to take 12 points from Miami, with the Blues lone win spoiling New York’s opening night at MCU Park this season. In the highly anticipated clash of the old guard vs. the new guard, potential spring championship implications are at stake. 

Magic City Soccer Episode 31: Miami FC are the Kings of Florida!

It was, simply put, the most consequential week in the history of The Miami FC. This entire episode of Magic City Soccer is dedicated to Miami FC, who easily dispatched with MLS side Orlando City SC in the Open Cup then thrashed Jacksonville Armada to maintain a seven-point cushion at the top of the NASL table. Matt and Omar walk you through it, featuring comments from Stefano Pinho, Ariel Martinez, Nesta and Bruce Silverman. Join us, won’t you?

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Magic City Soccer Episode 30.5: Orlando City Live!

If you missed us on Facebook Live during our adventure to Orlando, you can relive the magic (pun intended) here! Drew and Matt host Magic City Soccer most of the way, with a cameo by Omar. Episode 31 will be dropping in just a little bit, but a little extra treat to hold you over. Join us, won’t you?

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