Friday, February 20, 2009

Barcelona Miami in Danger? Sorry Haters, not true according to inside source...



According to some of my fellow Bloggers Barcaloco and one of my favorites MLSenespañol . The Miami Franchise is in danger. MLS en Español's source is SportsES who has an interview with the General Director of the club Mr Olive who states that due to these financial times there is a chance the project will not go forward.

Well, it was my understanding that Brightstar owner Marcelo Claure was the main investor who is going to fork out the $40 million big ones and not Barcelona.

So I did a little digging, a phone call and an anonymous source close to Mr. Brightstar confirmed that though Mr. Olive speaks for FC Barcelona he is not the one who has the last word. Everything is still on course folks, Marcelo Claure is the one putting the loot. Barcelona is putting the know how and years of experience and they are what makes the bid strong, but it is no secret that there is internal posturing within Barcelona, especially since La Porta's term ends in 2010. Rest assured my source tells me La Porta and Claure are the main characters in this drama and as far as Marcelo Claure is concerned he is not backing out.

More to come...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope your source is right.

Uncle Ed said...

Yes, it's a good source.
Word is the Herald and Sentinel were scrambling for an interview. I hope they got so that they can give us some news this weekend. Other wise they'll use this speculation and give us a story next week.

MLS en español said...

I will keep saying this: I am big supporter of the franchise in Miami. The city and the soccer fans in the "305" need and deserve a professional soccer team.

The problem is what is going on with Barcelona now and all the problems Laporta is facing. One of my readers told me about this awhile ago but I did not want to believe it, specially after listening to Claure and how convinced he was.

Again, I hope this doesn't jeopardize the Barca Miami franchise.

Saludos and congrats on the site! I really like what you guys are doing and if you don't mind, I will add it under "Amigos de MLS en Espanol.net"

Burrito said...

Gracias MLS en Español!
Ustedes son bien chingones! Ahuevo! We already add you putos to our list!
We hope all the mess that vato Laporta has done don't mess with our hope for a new MLS team.
Vamos Miami 2010!

Anonymous said...

there was a meeting with Garber in Barcelona on Friday and that everyone is doing their best to close the deal, but it is taking time.Garber will attend the FC Barcelona game today

Anonymous said...

In seven days we will find out if Miami gets MLS. Uncle Ed I don't know who is your source but if it is a good source find out if Miami is in or out.