Rooney was gracious enough to answer our questions about his Fusion days, including a number of anecdotes concerning Ray Hudson's underwear and his own sports bra (In tribute to Brandi Chastain's World Cup goal) inspired celebration during the MLS All Star game. Jim also explained the intricacies involved in being a coach and what he thinks it will take to have a successful NASL/MLS team in South Florida.
Be sure to listen to the full show here:
For more on Jim Rooney check out "What Ever happened to: Jim Rooney" on the MLS site.
Want to know more about Miami Ultras Alive? Check out El Presidente Pieter Brown being interviewed about our show:
The Miami Ultras soccer supporters group participated in the Miami Soccer Festival that was held at Kendall Soccer park. The Ultras fielded a soccer team that this time was lead by Coach Mitch Rivera who replaced yours truly Uncle Ed.
The team had in it's majority, veterans from our first soccer team adventure at MLS Futbolito a few months back. We also had 3 rookies:
Dan "The Beast" Coyle, Brian "The Terminator" Kelly and Luis Miguel "El Terror de las Mujeres" Ojeda Jaramillo. Our only goal of the tournament was scored by veteran forward David "The Judge"Ito.
Our Ultras team proved once again that we shine as supporters and beer drinkers but we can't play if our lives depended on it! Still, the adventure was fun and we'll never let it get us down... No way Jose! As a matter of fact, the Ultras will be playing this weekend at the Pub Cup! Do you want to help us lift a trophy? Contact us on Facebook.
The Ultras didn't only go to the Festival to play soccer, we also went to recruit new members! The Ultras lead by our fearless leader El Presidente Pieter Brown and Uncle Ed manned the Miami Ultras Booth! check it out peoples!
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The Strikers win!
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers finally won and in a convincing manner! The Strikers defeated Edmonton 3-0 thanks to a great performance by Brian "I got Beer poured on my hair" Shriver. You can read full details of the game at www.strikers.com
Following is a screen shot of the video where it appears Brian Shriver got him some 'Beer':
The fans are now re-energized and hope the team repeats that performance this weekend versus 1st place Carolina Railhawks.
Be sure to join the Fans at the tailgate starting at 4PM Saturday.
magicJack, our Womens Professional Soccer team also came out victorious this weekend defeating the Atlanta Beat by 4-0. Christen Press had a hat trick giving her a total of 8 goals so far this season while Abby Wambach scored her 5th of the season. Read more about the game HERE
magicJack will now play Sky Blue FC tomorrow Wednesday at 7PM at FAU Soccer field.
Also playing tomorrow is European Champion Barcelona versus Mexico's most popular team Chivas of Guadalajara. The Game is set to start at 8 pm at Sun Life Stadium.
Be sure to meet up with the Miami Ultras and MLS Miami Bid fans at parking area W-24 (See Stadium map). People should start arriving at 4 pm. Once in the stadium look for us in Section 404.
We hope to see everyone out there!