We are 4 days away from the beginning of Miami FC's season and we now have a team. South Florida fans hope this will be a team of Superheroes!
Brazilian World Cup winner Zinho has assembled a group that will be led by the experienced and one time Miami Fusion star Colombian Diego Serna. The team has now completed it's roster gathering a combination of youth with experience. The Miami Herald reports a few familiar faces, such as defender Chris Williams, midfielder John Pulido and forward Connally Edozien. Goalie Pat Hannigan who played with the team back in 2007.
A few notable players are El Salvador national team member Edwin Miranda, Tim Merritt, Zach Kirby, Jack Traynor, and Kenny Schoeni, a goalie formerly of the Columbus Crew. Local players: Danny Vasquez, Nicky Torres, Richard Perdomo and Orlando Bueso.
Previously Miami FC's site had reported the signing of one time MLS All-star Facundo Erpen, Brazilian midfielder Leo Inacio Nunesone, defenders Cristiano Dias and Walter Ramirez, midfielder Jarryd Goldberg and Ex Cuban national team members Pedro Faife and Reinier Alcantara.
Most notable is the signing of Georgian Zourab Tsiskaridze who was one of over 100 players that tried out for the team and actually signed.
"After three seasons at Tropical Park and an off season in which it nearly folded, Miami FC is now a team with two homes: Lockhart and Florida International University's football stadium. Thus far, the Blues have committed to play at Lockhart at 8 p.m. Saturday April 18th and at 6 p.m. April 26 vs. Rochester. They will play Montreal on April 24 at FIU. The remaining 12 games are to be determined." said the Sun Sentinel's Jeff Rusnak
The Miami Ultras are organizing a Tailgate party at Lockhart Stadium and invite all South Florida to come out and join them at 6 pm this Saturday April 18th as the Mighty "Blues" will take on the Cleveland City Stars, the game starts at 8pm.
The time is now and our Soccer team needs you!
If you haven't done so please purchase your tickets at http://www.miamifc.com/ for only $12.
Vamos Miami FC!