Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SF Soccer news: MLS Miami, Strikers sign Arguez, WPS and more.

This week we start with MLS Miami expansion news as ESPN is reporting that MLS to Miami might be closer than we thought.
Talk is heating up that Beckham will, when his contract expires after this season, execute the clause in his contract that allows him to purchase an MLS expansion team, and that Miami is the best bet. British tabloid People last month reported Beckham “will be offered a chance” to make Miami the league's 20th team, in part because a clause in his contract won't allow him to invest in teams in Los Angeles or New York.
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The Freedom will be moving to South Florida according to the Palm Beach Post. The name of the team will change, for now they are being called  "MagicJack’s Washington Freedom". The team will likely play out of Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University.
The Women's Professional Soccer league released its season schedule on Thursday and it contained this little nugget:
The home venue for magicJack’s Washington Freedom will be Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. The team might play one or two of its home games in the Washington, D.C. area. “
Read more and get the game schedule HERE

South Florida's only professional soccer team the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have just announced the signing of Bryan Arguez.
“We are happy to bring Bryan back from Portugal to join our team,” states Strikers Head Coach Daryl Shore. “Well feel like he will add a great presence in our midfield and are happy to have him on board for the 2011 season.”
 Arguez, a South Florida native, began his career with the United States U-17 team in 2005 and continued on with the U-20 team and became the eventual eleventh overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.  Later in 2007, Arguez signed with Hertha BSC of the German Bundesliga where he played for one season. Arguez was later named to the U.S. roster for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and again for the FIFA U-20World Cup in Egypt, scoring a goal against Cameroon.
The Strikers have also started their preseason practices HERE is a report of day #1.
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Anonymous said...

MLS Yes. WPS Yes. Traffic Sports NO Aaron Davidson NO.

Anonymous said...

Support the Freedom up in Boca and the WPS. Do not support Traffic Sports, Davidson, the (phony) Strikers and NASL. If we want MLS forget Traffic. Support the WPS team, fill the place and make a statement in a league that actually has its games televised and has actual real press coverage from those who cover soccer not generated and forced"news" by Davidson and his NASL Minister of Propaganda oh I mean his PR Director.

Anonymous said...

The above statement is why you guys are likely to never get MLS again. The few of you that seem to be getting the message are drowned out by the anti Traffic idiots. Shame.

Anonymous said...

Nah, that's not it, I don't think Miami will ever get MLS again because it's a once bitten twice shy kind of thing. A prior bankruptcy will turn away any businessman. It's easy enough right now to invest in Liverpool (LeBron James) without taking on the responsibility of an MLS team.

The viewership needs to come up, and attendance too. I watch all my MLS games at Wowies Sports Bar in Boca Raton. It's about 30 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale. They have the MLS channel and Gol TV. It's about 7 minutes from the FAU stadium, so if you're getting out of a MagicJack game, come on over.