File this under: "It comes from a British tabloid, but it almost makes sense." UK newspaper The Sun reports that David Beckham is hoping to bring the world's highest-paid soccer player, Cristiano Renaldo, to his MLS team in Miami.
Despite the fact that Orlando's soccer team is still more than a year away from playing in the MLS and the fact that Miami's MLS team doesn't even exist yet (to the point that it doesn't even have a name), the two future franchises are already bickering. Orlando City SC took the first shot with a ... More >>
David Beckham, to the delight of soccer fans in South Florida, is expected to confirm Wednesday that Major League Soccer will return to Miami, possibly as soon as 2016. Since the Fort Lauderdale Miami Fusion closed up shop in 2001 due to a wide assortment of issues, including a lack of fan support, ... More >>
David Beckham finally formally announced what we all knew: he's bringing an MLS team to the city, with the condition that he find a location to build a stadium. Besides noting that the team would start play in either 2016 or 2017, we didn't get any more details.
Almost 12 years ago, Major League Soccer announced it was shuttering the financially faltering Miami Fusion. Fast-forward to today, and sometime in the next 24 hours the league is expected to announce it's officially re-entering the market with a David Beckham-owned team. Back on that fateful Janu ... More >>
Soccer fans in Miami shouldn't have to wait much longer. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that he expects an official announcement to be made on David Beckham's plans to bring the league back to Miami sometime in the next 30 days.
Earlier this week, David Beckham's investment group, Beckham Brand Limited, officially registered a new corporate entity in Miami called Miami Beckham United, which has led some to believe that this odd title could be the name of the Major League Soccer team he eventually brings to Miami.
Well, we all know that David Beckham is working to make the dream of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Miami a reality, and we all know that he has a December 31 deadline to do so. Now Beckham has officially confirmed that he hopes to make an announcement by January 1.
Through a number of rumors, chatters andunsourced reportsits seemed kind of all-but-official by now, but, hey, now the Associated Press is reporting that David Beckham has officially decided to exercise his option to own an MLS team by plopping it right down here in Miami. Though this one comes with ... More >>
David Beckham himself commented on reports that he's pursuing an MLS team in Miami, noting that it's "something I'm very interested in" during a live Facebook event from London today. Which gave a writer at Yahoo!'s Eurosports blog the opportunity to declare Miami the worst sports town in America ... More >>
On Monday, ESPN reported that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning to partner with David Beckham to try to bring an MLS expansion team to Miami. MLS commissioner Don Garber, meanwhile, has said that three of the four expansion sites after New York City FC have been "spoken for." Miami, Orlando ... More >>
David Beckham Major League Soccer contract came with a clause that he'd be able to purchase an MLS franchise of his own one day. It's been no secret that he's been scouting Miami as a potential location over the past few month. British tabloid the Daily Mail reports that Beckham is moving forward wi ... More >>
Atlanta is getting a Major League Soccer team. Several reports today suggest that the deal is all but done. Which, in a way, is good news for Miami soccer fans, as it suggests the MLS is serious about bringing the league back to the South with Atlanta, Orlando, and Miami as their main targets. Thoug ... More >>
Last night was a bit of a turd in the punchbowl for Major League Soccer, as the MLS All Stars lost to Roma 3-1 in Kansas City. But if there was a silver lining to that turd (let's leave the metaphor there), it was that MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime that the league would add four ... More >>
Miami futbol fans salivating over the Spain vs. Haiti friendly next month at Sun Life Stadium may want to put on their adult diapers before reading this headline: David Beckham himself is coming to Miami this week to meet a billionaire financier to discuss bringing a Major League Soccer franchise ba ... More >>
The women came in high heels and skin-tight dresses. The men wore expensive suits with glittering cufflinks. And the lamb chops were encrusted with pistachio. It was, in other words, a sumptuous show befitting the La Liga -- or "the greatest soccer league in the universe," as a video confidently ann ... More >>
While the Miami Dolphins are asking for millions in state money to help upgrade Sun Life Stadium, some lawmakers are focusing on sports teams that don't even exist yet.A state Senate panel today approved a bill that would grant $2 million a year in order to build new soccer stadiums to lure Major Le ... More >>
The current state of the game isn't strong. Back in the late '90s, stagnant rap got a righteous kick in the gonads from the whole "backpack" movement. Now in the 2000s, the hip-hop scene has become rife with repetitive ring-tones and IQ-lowering catch phrases. And there ain't much opposition out ... More >>
We all know that chugging down can after can of Monster, Red Bull, or Rock Star ain't exactly healthy, yet some of us chug down multiple doses of energy drinks every day.An adult endangering his or her health is one thing, but how about a kid? Energy drinks have become a very popular drink among tee ... More >>
In the past couple of years, Miami's food scene has joined the ranks of the nation's greatest dining destinations. The New York Times' Frank Bruni cited the rising Design District, including Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, for its great potential. Bon Appétit named Yardbird Southern Table & Bar amo ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
We here at Short Order have been through just about every hangover remedy available to mankind -- honey, Advil, Alka-Seltzer, Gatorade, more booze, Red Bull, and some crazy drink that you're actually supposed to mix with alcohol. While they all work eventually, there's still that initial do ... More >>
photo by Jarrett Campbell via Wikimedia CommonsClint Dempsey and the national team are headed to Sun Life.Dear Miami: You're the capital of Latin American culture, a city so soccer-crazy that trying to find a free field for pick-up footy is tougher than sneaking an inflatable banana into a nightc ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezThe neo-raver, grandchild of the hippies.The Honeymoon Series begins this Saturday with Datsik, continuing with Zeds Dead May 5 and Borgore June 17. Back in the LSD-soaked '60s, a big boxy San Francisco building named the Fillmore Auditorium was routinely overrun by l ... More >>
Ochocinco and soccer star Christiano RonaldoGiving that Chad Ochocinco grew up in soccer-loving Miami, it's no surprise that he used to play the sport in his youth, but the colorful Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is know more for his skills with his hands than his feet. Now, in the face of an N ... More >>
Earlier this month, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber spoke to a group of supporters hoping to bring the league back to Miami and basically said, "You're a nice city and all, but we're not even going to think about giving you another team unless you start acting like you deserve it.'" B ... More >>
Courtesy HennesseyCarlos Valderrama is rooting for Argentina or Brazil to win World Cup gloryInside Grove Liquors on SW 32nd Avenue at South Dixie Highway, two leggy, long-haired brunettes in yellow Colombian national soccer team jerseys walk in front of a mound of curly blond hair that is univer ... More >>
Jackie SayetCorned Beef, kraut and banana peppers, the guts of "The Chicago Fire," a twist on the Reuben sandwichThe new Chicago's Bakery & Deli has only been open one week, but its performance has already received rave reviews and even a few regulars. There was such a fuss brewing on the ... More >>
Signing the world's best soccer player didn't do the trick. Maybe two stars from Cuba will finally draw some fans to Miami FC bleachers.
via a Soccer Cartoon Book you can buy hereIt's still kind of unclear to me how many soccer fans in Miami want a local team, but for those that do it's been a bad few weeks. First Miami's MLS bid was withdrawn, and then came rumors that our ULS-1 team may leave town. Well, finally there's some good n ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsThe only elongated yelp wannabe soccer announcers in Miami will be proclaiming anytime soon is, "Nooooooooooooooooooo!" As in no "gooooooooool!" Major League Soccer, FC Barcelona, and Marcelo Claure jointly announced today that a plan to bring an expansion team to Miami ... More >>
A fair number of locals were excited that a Major League Soccer team might be coming back to Miami, especially under the guidance of FC Barcelona, but here comes The New York Times soccer blog with their vicious theories and reporting to rain on our parade. While they still say that the odds that on ... More >>
Thierry Henry It has never made much sense that Miami doesn’t have a team in Major League Soccer, what with its large Central and South American population and all, so it’s little surprise that the Magic City is a leading candidate for an expansion franchise beginning in 2010. We’ll know in ... More >>
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