This morning I woke up sore, sun burnt and dehydrated. All these are the consequences of participating in a 24 hour Soccer-A-Thon organized by the Miami Ultras in their quest to save Miami FC . I didn't play all 24-hours, maybe I played six, but I've got to give credit to Pieter Brown and Julio Caballero for sticking it out and organizing this event, not to mention the rest of the Miami Ultras and fans that showed up.
For those that didn't attend you missed out playing with Miami FC staff, including Brazilian Captain and World Cup Champion in 1994 Zinho, current Miami FC coach who even though suffering from an injury scored at least 3 goals and set up numerous others. Another notable attendee was one time Miami Fusion player Diego Serna who spoke to Miami FC staff (We hope to see him sign on for the team!)
Miami FC staff present stated that sometime this week we should know if the "Blues" will play this season. Traffic Sports, owners of the club had set a 5,000 season ticket goal for the Miami FC staff and are working diligently to get to those numbers.
Miami fans, we urge you to go to the Miami FC site and purchase your season tickets to ensure Miami has professional Soccer in the years to come.
Please visit these other sites for further information:
Miami Herald with Video
For more pictures of the event go to:
MiamiFC2 ... and click on my ugly mug!
All pictures provided by Victor Palkaninec