Balls Out: Miami FC Joins Renegade Soccer League
Depending on how much of a die-hard soccer fan you are, watching South Florida's pro soccer team Miami FC's front-office machinations can be more interesting than any of its on-field action.
In its effort to survive, the club has tried everything. It's signed the Barry Bonds of soccer -- and then two freshly-minted Cuban defectors. The team has switched stadiums, and everybody has shaved their heads. If you're a fan of the underdog, you are obligated by law to love Miami FC.
Today, the club announced that it and six other teams are leaving the USL-1 league to form a new competing circuit. The rebellion was sparked by disagreement over control of the league. The new, as-yet-unnamed, league will include teams from Montreal, Vancouver, Atlanta, South Carolina, Minnesota, and St. Louis.
The most important aspect of the news: it means our hometown squad will live to see another year.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Erika Now Projected To Miss South Florida
Thu., Sep. 3, 6:35pm
Fri., Sep. 4, 11:30am
Fri., Sep. 4, 6:35pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 11:30am
- Miami's Latin Builders Association Calls Donald Trump "Repugnant," Pulls Gala From His...
- Micky Arison Teases Internet With Miami Vice-Style Heat Jerseys