Tag Archives: Miami Soccer

FC Barcelona waive white flag, will not play in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in January

Hard Rock Stadium is pictured during an International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid of LaLiga and Manchester United of the Premier League in Miami Gardens on July 31, 2018. FC Barcelona hoped to play Girona FC at the stadium in January 2019. Photo courtesy Real Madrid.

Three months ago, it appeared La Liga and Relevent Sports would be bringing one of the biggest soccer events in South Florida history to Hard Rock Stadium in January. But today, FC Barcelona announced it would not be participating in a game with Girona FC next month, dealing a significant blow to the league’s hopes of playing outside Spain.

Florida Soccer Soldiers defeat Miami Sun FC, but game is shortened after threats to referees

Miami Sun FC players surround the referees after a Florida Soccer Soldiers goal. Their UPSL Florida match was called shortly after this goal. Photo by Lee Ifans.

It was the most highly anticipated matchup of the UPSL Florida South Division season so far. Undefeated and untied Florida Soccer Soldiers faced off with undefeated and untied Miami Sun FC. The game that started with such excitement ended with such controversy, as Florida Soccer Soldiers scored off a contested corner and the Miami Sun FC complaints reached such a fever pitch that the referees called the match more than 20 minutes early.

Grant Wahl: Miami group trying to bring Copa Libertadores final to Dade County

The Copa Libertadores final second-leg match between Boca Juniors and River Plate was called off Saturday after fan violence. Graphic courtesy CONMEBOL.

If a Miami-based group has its way, per Sports Illustrated soccer maven Grant Wahl, the second stage of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate won’t be played at El Monumental or in Argentina at all. The game will be played somewhere in Dade County.

Purchase a Magic City Soccer hat and support local soccer journalism

Magic City Soccer is offering a great hat! It looks great and helps keep our site running! Photo by Matthew Bunch.

We at Magic City Soccer love soccer in Miami-Dade County. We also love sweet swag with allusions to our hometown. That’s why we’ve created t-shirts and now a signature hat with our “Neon Nights” design for our supporters to rock. It’s very Miami, and it’s a hell of a lot cooler than an NPR totebag.

This lovely snapback will only put you back $30 (think of it as a donation to a worthy cause). If you’re interested in purchasing a hat, e-mail us at MagicCitySoccer.MCS@gmail.com and we’ll provide you more information. As always, thank you for your support and thanks for reading and listening!

Magic City Soccer is offering a great hat! It looks great and helps keep our site running! Photo by Matthew Bunch.
Magic City Soccer is offering a great hat! It looks great and helps keep our site running! Photo by Matthew Bunch.

Miami FC, Miami United in new NPSL league with professional players and staff

Miami FC and Miami United have both been announced to be part of the NPSL's new professional league in 2020. They will also take part in the Founder's Cup in 2019. Photographic by Matthew Bunch.

The National Premier Soccer League ended long-simmering speculation on Thursday, as it announced the NPSL would be featuring a new full-time professional league in 2020. Before that, it will also host a “Founders Cup” featuring the 11 founding members of the new league. Miami United and Miami FC are included in the 11 clubs.

Magic City Soccer Episode 63: Inter Miami CF wins at the ballot box, Florida Soccer Soldiers win on the field

Magic City Soccer Podcast. Photographic by Matthew Bunch.

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?

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