Thursday, December 6, 2012

Will David Beckham bring MLS to Miami ?

It's all over the internet this week, but it's been talked about for a few years now. David Beckham is going to be part of an ownership group that would bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami.

The case for Miami:
Miami is becoming a soccer hub and growing soccer scene: Home to CONCACAF, Traffic Sports, beIN Sport, Univision-ABC, Telemundo, US training base, new owner of World Football Challenge, NASL, GolTV, and all the soccer stars who own homes here.
All we need is MLS in Miami!

It's our time to act! He already denied any contact with a NY team but he hasn't done it with South Florida.

Let's send emails, tweets and facebook messages to David Beckham to show our support. We've done this in the past with MLS and its worked.

Tell them you want MLS in Miami and that we will support them!

Simon Oliveira
Twitter: @simonolive

Victoria Beckham
Twitter: @victoriabeckham


Check out all the sites that have reported about #BeckhamMLSMiami

Links below.
Palm Beach Post
Sports Business Daily 
Digital Spy
Give Me Football  
Daily Mail
People UK

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Friday, September 21, 2012

MLS keeping an eye on South Florida...

Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald wrote about it on her Total Futbol blog yesterday:
"Miami may not have an MLS team anymore, but apparently it still has MLS fans. The league has discovered that Miami is one of the top three television markets for MLS games among non-MLS cities, along with San Diego and Atlanta."
Reliable sources tell me Major League Soccer is investing a pretty penny in South Florida to promote upcoming playoff games thanks to reports that MLS TV ratings in South Florida are among the highest in the country, not to mention the great turnout at Friendly International matches in the past year.

 It also helps that the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League have also had strong attendances numbering just under a 4K average... Not bad considering it's Division 2!  Add to that the great atmosphere you can experience at Lockhart Stadium with the supporters groups Flight 19 & The Ultras and did we mention the epic tailgates? If you haven't been to a game you should try it. Check out the video!

Just last year I helped organize a meeting with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, where he told the Miami Ultras in attendance that South Florida needed to show him we wanted MLS... Well, Commissioner Garber, in 1 year we've done all you've asked us to do!

Recently Commissioner Garber had this to say about our market on :
“Miami is continuing to intrigue us a bit more than it had been,” Garber said. That growing intrigue stems from recent news supporting Miami’s soccer bona fides. First, there is the strong interest in the recent news that Chelsea and AC Milan will play a friendly at Sun Life Stadium as part of the World Football Challenge. Second, Garber pointed out that Miami had the third-highest local TV rating for last weekend’s LA Galaxy-New York Red Bulls match on ESPN. Only LA and New York had higher TV ratings. “We’re going to do in Miami what we’ve done in many other markets,” he said. “We’ll continue to schedule international games and continue to get inundated with emails from the Miami Ultras, who want us to bring a team there. We’ll continue to be intrigued by it"
All I can say is that South Florida is ready for the next level! Be it the Strikers that make the leap to MLS or a new group of investors (Rumors of Beckham ownership), we want to hear you are out there! The fans are here and we are ready! 
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

David Beckham to bring MLS to Miami?

Last night on Telefutura's Contacto Deportivo, Ivan Kasanzew (Twitter: @elcondek)asked David Beckham if he will bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to Miami!
There has been a constant rumors that Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar and owner of Bolivia's most popular team Bolivar has contacted David Beckham in hopes of bringing a team to Miami.
This is the first time a journalist has asked Beckham if this rumor is true on television. Props to TeleFutura's Ivan Kasanzew aka el CondeK for being the first.
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Check out the video: In English with Spanish subtitles.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An interview with Burrito...

Throughout Sports history there are fans who have become an insignia or symbol of a team. The Lakers have Jack Nicholson, The Knicks have Spike Lee... The Miami Fusion had Burrito.

Very little is know about this mysterious and solitary soul. According to Burrito he was Born one cold night in the year of our lord 1998 in the city of Toluca, Mexico. His Mother a Chihuahua, his father unknown, this half breed was a Toluca Fan since birth and became a member of the supporters group known as la Perra Brava! He eventually came to this country by ways unknown and now resides in Homestead, Florida. I was able to get a hold of him by chance, while walking by a restaurant in Homestead called El Toro. I looked down and felt something hump my leg... He proceeded to eat out of the trash and while he chewed on a piece of leftover quesadilla we talked about Mexico, Futbol and bitches... Mostly bitches...  and here is what happened: (I'll try my best to capture Burritos accent. I mean, he speaks dog so here is my translation and My nickname is Chichi on...)

Uncle Ed (ChiChi): Just like many of us, your heart must have been broken when our team The Miami Fusion was taken from us.
Burrito: Pinches Putos nos chingaron! All Burrito have was that team. If it wasn't for the Mexican League and Burritos mami back in Mexico, Burrito would have died. And Burrito gots to tell you his mami is a real bitch!
UE: Why the name Burrito?
B: Why the name Chichi carnal?
UE: ChiChi is a nickname.
B: In Mexico they call boobies chichis puto, you should change the name. Burrito call himself Burrito after favorite food and because when Burrito play Futbol people say Burrito looked like Ariel "Burrito" Ortega from Argentina.
UE: Is it true you used to take the bus to Lockhart Stadium from Homestead? That's got to be like 50 miles at least.
B: Si, it was very far but when you love Futbol like Burrito love Futbol then you no think of it. Burrito used to sneak in pick up truck of this Afusionado member and he listen to some music by Vicente Fernandez and time go by fast. Pero now Burrito just live at Lockharts Stadium.
UE: Have you tried doing something about your writing skills?
B: No, Burrito got paws so kina hard to type.
UE: So we almost had a New MLS team in 2008 what are your thoughts on that?
B: Que? Burrito drop piece of quesadilla...
UE: Oh... never mind.
On that note, It was nice talking to you. You should come back to the Bigsoccer forums where you used to be a hit!
B: Burrito have too many enemies in Bigsoccer, people no like him there an give him Red Card! Beside, Burrito too Macho for them, maybe one day when Strikers make it to MLS Burrito make return. Burrito used to be part of Afusionados, but now Burrito is a Miami Ultras and sleep under section 115 at Lockhart Stadium. Sometimes late at night people can hears cowbell and hot bitches yellings. When you hear that then you know its Burrito!
UE: Ok Burrito thanks!
B: Arf!
You can read Burrito's contributions to this blog from time to time so stay tuned!!!

For more on Burrito see his profile and become his friend on Myspace:
Yes, Myspace!  Not kidding!
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Burrito is the only soccer blogging dawg in the known universe! Since 1998! Join Burrito's everything or he hit you on head with quesadilla! Vamos Strikers!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Chelsea FC and AC Milan to play at Sun Life Stadium July 28, 2012

Two great teams will play in Miami! Check out the press release: MIAMI (May 7, 2012) – The eyes of the soccer world will focus on South Florida again this summer when two of Europe’s most storied clubs, England’s Chelsea FC and Italy’s AC Milan, face-off at Sun Life Stadium at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 as part of the World Football Challenge. The announcement was made by RSE Ventures, in partnership with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, and Major League Soccer (MLS), the top-flight professional soccer league in the U.S. and Canada. RSE Ventures also announced that Insignia Sports and Entertainment will be assisting with sponsorship and television elements associated with the highly-anticipated match. Details regarding media accreditation for the 2012 World Football Challenge will be announced the first week of June. “We're excited to team up with CAA Sports and MLS to bring two of the most successful clubs in the world to Miami,” said Matt Higgins, CEO of RSE Ventures. “We’re pleased Chelsea FC and AC Milan are coming to the home of international soccer for an unforgettable match. Working with the Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, we plan a full line up of summer soccer in what promises to be an annual tradition in Miami.” Tickets start as low as $29 and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 through all Ticketmaster outlets. With this game, Sun Life Stadium continues to establish itself as South Florida’s top venue for world-class international soccer. In August 2011, the FC Barcelona v. Chivas Guadalajara match drew 70,080 fans, setting a state attendance record for a soccer match. In February 2012, 51,615 saw Colombia take on Mexico. “Miami is a soccer hotbed,” said Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins. “This announcement continues the tradition of bringing world-class events to our facility.” Chelsea FC, currently a finalist in the prestigious UEFA Champions League, will be visiting South Florida for the first time, led by international superstars such as Spanish forward Fernando Torres and English National Team standouts John Terry and Frank Lampard. AC Milan last played in South Florida in 1994, when more than 57,000 fans saw them take on the Colombian National Team. The defending Italian champions boast a roster of top international stars, including Brazil’s Robinho and Pato, and Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “We look forward to working with RSE Ventures, CAA Sports and Major League Soccer to help make a positive and tangible impact through creative and innovative branding around this great game,” said Peter Murray, CEO of Insignia Sports and Entertainment. “The demand for soccer in South Florida is at an all-time high and the fan experience at this event will be second to none.” One of the largest and most successful soccer exhibitions ever staged in North America, the World Football Challenge brings together many of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated soccer clubs to play in major sports venues across the region. The event gives soccer fans the unique opportunity to see global superstars play live and experience first-hand the fast-paced, skillful competition that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world. Now in its third year, the World Football Challenge is hosted in partnership by CAA Sports and MLS. More than half a million fans attended the event last year and sports fans across North America will once again enjoy a summer of top international matches in 2012.
*** Stay tuned for more information!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Burrito's new GF: Jessica Jones Strikers new spokesmodel!

Ay Chihuahua!
Burrito half new girlfriend Señores y Señoritas!
Her name is Jessica Rose Jones and she light Burrito's fire! Not only is she a mamacita but she also like Futbol! Talk about scoring a Goooool! She is the new Fort Lauderdale Strikers Spokesmodel! But enough bark... ummm talk! Burrito Leave you with pictures he steal from her twitter so you can see how bonita she is!
Vamos Strikers!
Jessica work part time in Ice Cream truck! Burrito bet she sell a lot!

Jessica rides motorcycles!

Jessica is a volunteer Firewoman!

She really like her whipping cream!

Hooray for Jessica!

Here she is in latest Strikers video! She will be doing a recap every week!

Be sure to follow her on Twitter:  @drjonesxxx
And check out her website for more pictures!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blame Canada, Official Strikers chant vs FC Edmonton (video)

Burrito is back! And want The Ultras and Flight 19 to learn and sing this song for the Strikers vs FC Edmonton game this Friday!
Vamos Strikers! Lets show them putos they come to Lockhart to lose! Defend the pinche Fort!

Blame Canada, Blame Canada
It seems that everythings gone wrong
since Canada came along,
blame Canada, blame Canada
They're not even a real country anyway!

Attention Striker Likers:
Get out to Lockhart Stadium this Saturday April 7 at 7:30 pm as the Strikers take on FC Edmonton!
Parking is $5, if you are a season ticket holder it's FREE with pass. Bikes are FREE too.
Tailgate starts at 2pm!

Join The Ultras, South Florida's premiere soccer supporters group in section 115. It's FREE but if you want to become an official member for ONLY $20! You get a scarf, T-shirt, Sticker and Ultras ID good for discounts at BC Taco (FREE Drink with purchase of meal at the Strikers Tailgates), Fritz & Franz 20% off at both locations (Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables) After game party's will also be held at Fritz & Franz!
Plus discounts at Wecando Print, Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub in Hollywood, Soccer 5 at Kendall Soccer Park, Lion & Eagle Pub in Boca Raton and a few more to be named soon.
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Friday, March 9, 2012

ULTRAS PS3 FIFA 12 Tournament and MLS First Kick 2012 at Fritz & Franz in Fort Lauderdale

This Sunday March 11, at 12:00 pm The Ultras will be hosting a PS3 FIFA 12 Tournament & MLS First Kick Watch Party for the Red Bulls vs FC Dallas.

Come join us for some fun times at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus in Fort Lauderdale - 2861 East Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Telf: 954.530.6147



Please wear a Fort Lauderdale Strikers Jersey, MLS Club Jersey or International team Jersey. Any questions please feel free to post them on the facebook event page:

Don't forget that by joining the Ultras you get 20% off at both Fritz & Franz locations if you present your Ultras ID!
You can get your Ultras ID, along with a T-shirt and Ultras scarf for only $20!
Go to the Ultras website: or look for the guys with Ultras scarves at Fritz & Franz!

Don't forget to LIKE the new Ultras facebook page:
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And listen to our internet radio show Ultras Alive every Monday at 10 PM! Next show will have Fort Lauderdale Strikers players!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hollywood Beach Open 2012 Footvolley tournament FREE

This weekend get out there and check out the Pro Footvolley tour to take place on Hollywood Beach. It's a 6-city US Tour which features the top US-based athletes.

The event is called the "Hollywood Beach Open" and it's completely FREE of charge!

This sport has grown in Brazil and now you can watch it here in the states! All soccer players play footvolley to practice their technique  It's the perfect non-game day training session. Works your touch and keeps you fit. Plus it's fun as heck to play! Come chill with a cold Bud Light beach side & courtside in the 'Beach Lounge'.
This event is this Saturday and Sunday Feb 25/26. The games begin at 11 a.m.

Located on Hollywood Beach between Johnson St. and Minnesota St. 
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Ultras Alive returns Monday February 13 at 10pm, Colombia vs Mexico ticket give away!

WE'RE BACK! Ultras Alive returns this Monday February 13 at 10pm for it's 35th show and the first one in 2012 with guests Gabriel Gabor Major League Soccer / Soccer United Marketing's  (Twitter: @MLSGabor )who will be promoting the Mexico vs Colombia game this coming February 29, 2012
We will also be giving out 2 tickets to the game so stay tuned on how you can win them.
Also making a cameo will be the Ultras new partner ESPN Deportes Miami Radio 1210 AM who will be discussing our partnership, programing and future events.
Be sure to tune into the show by going to:
Our live chat room will be opened 10 minutes before the show, you can ask questions there or you can call in with your questions by dialing (323) 927-1455
Follow us on Twitter: @ultrasalive
or follow @miamiultras
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If you don't win the free tickets don't worry! The Ultras have a discount for the Mexico vs Colombia game. Go to Ticketmaster and use Ultras discount code: Ultra12

Be sure to join the Ultras, South Florida's premiere soccer supporters group and come out to support the Fort Lauderdale Strikers! You can join us at Lockhart Stadium in section 117 or become an official member for only $20 which will get you an Ultras scarf, T-shirt and ID card good for discounts with the Strikers, 20% discount at both Fritz & Franz Bierhaus locations (Miami and Fort Lauderdale), 15% discount at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub in Hollywood (official home of USMNT games), 15% discount at Wecando, printing anything you need as well as other soon to be announced discounts at local businesses.
Get your membership HERE

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This weeks 1210AM ESPN Deportes Miami soccer schedule

This week's soccer programing on ESPN Deportes Miami 1210 AM

Chivas (MEX) vs Deportivo Quito (ECU)
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET

Valencia vs Barcelona
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Nacional (ECU) vs Cruz Azul (MEX)
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

Morelia vs Santos
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET

LA LIGA – Spain’s Soccer League
Osasuna vs Barcelona
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Tijuana vs Cruz Azul
Time: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ultras membership package for only $20 now available!

Want to be part of something special? Are you hungry for soccer?
Then come out and support the Fort Lauderdale Strikers with the Ultras!

Get the new Ultras membership package!
You can pre-order for only $20!

Here is what you get:
  • Ultras T-shirt
  • Ultras Scarf
  • Ultras ID that is good for discounts at local pubs (Participating bars to be announced) as well as discounts on Strikers merchandise, tickets and much more!
Be part of South Florida's premiere soccer supporters group, The Ultras!
"Vamos Strikers!"

Uncle Ed Serrano
Ultras President.

P.S. Be part or follow the Ultras soccer team, check them out at all local soccer tournaments wearing the Strikers Red and Gold.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

USA vs Venezuela Official Watch Party at Mickey Byrnes in Hollywood

Soccer fans! This Saturday come out to Mickey Byrnes in Hollywood to check out USA vs Venezuela at 9PM. Come join the American Outlaws South Florida for a great night of fun and prizes, starting with a PS3 FIFA '12 championship prior to the game. (Starting at 7 pm)
During half time of the USA vs Venezuela game the Ultras, South Florida's premiere soccer supporters group, will be giving away 4 tickets to the Mexico vs Colombia game scheduled for February 29, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
So get to the party early! We hope to see everyone there!
Where: Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub
1921 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33020

Monday, January 9, 2012

Don Garber meets Miami Ultras and more in pictures by Burrito!

Hola Amigos! Burrito been in the dawg house (Liter-ally) lately. Pero no problemo, He back now!

It's been a year since MLS Commisionado El Don Garber came to South Florida to talk to Burrito's compadres the Miami Ultras. Burrito was mad cause they no let in dawgs to Hotel that day pero Burrito was able to steal pictures from Uncle Ed's cell phone and si the picture not good qualities pero thats life. What you expect from a dog? So check out the picture Burrito bring you, hope you like!

Here is a picture of Dan Courtemanche with Don Garber with Miami Ultras scarf. They look nice, si?
Notice how Don laugh... He like Wonder Woman in TV with chains! Muy Caliente!
El Don feel very patriotic with Uncle Sam in TV screen, Viva USA carajo! (Dan looks like he falling asleep!)
Burrito no know El Don was Star Trek Fan, here with Mister Sulu.Here El Don try to say "Live long and prosper" to Mister Sock! Burrito mean Mister Spock!
And of course said the horse, here with Spock and el Capitan Kirk! (They also want MLS in Miami)
El Comisionado say he also like Star Wars, here with Obi Wan and Luke.
El Garber say he grow up watching Mister Rourke and Tatu on Fanasy Island!
El Don smiles and compares his teeths with King Kong!
Here you see Godzilla, King of all monsters! And El Don King of MLS!
Don with David Beckham... is Becks giving the middle finger? Ay Chihuahua!
Mister Don say he want to bring MLS to Miami cause Abe Vigoda says so!
Finally best picture evers! El Comissionado Don Garber with Burrito!
Burrito hope you all enjoy these pictures commemoratings the 1 year anniversarys since El Don came to South Florida.
Now Senor Garber, Give Burrito his MLS team back alreadys!
Time for Los Fort Lauderdale Strikers to move up or for another investors to step up!
Hasta los Huevos amigos!
Su amigo el perro mas chido!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

One year after meeting Don Garber, South Florida has answered his call.

Following you will find pictures and fan video taken during the meeting with MLS Commissioner Don Garber on January 8, 2011. None of the video is professional so bear with us. The video does give you a little taste of what it was like to be there.
If you haven't read all the progress made in South Florida be sure to check out

I've seen much criticism out there from fans from other cities concerning the number of fans that showed up to the event. MLS asked us to only take 60 people.

Part 1 - Here Dan Courtemanche starts off the festivities, hands it over to the Miami Ultras President Pieter Brown who introduces the Miami Ultras video presentation. (You can see the video in the previous blog post below).

Part 2 - Uncle Ed reads a Fan letter to Don Garber. Pieter Brown and Miami Ultras Vice President Julio Caballero give Don Garber a Miami Ultras Scarf. Don Garber proceeds to talk to all in attendance about MLS. (Video not filmed very well but you can hear most of Don Garbers views prior to the Q & A)

End - Final moments of the meeting.

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