Category International Champions Cup

High ticket prices and ginned up faux nationalism can’t stop Miami’s big week

Despite high ticket prices, a market that consistently gets knocked by critics and the faux nationalism the US Soccer Federation (USSF) likes to gin up around US Men’s National Team (USMNT) games, International Champions Cup (ICC) week in Miami was an unqualified success. While many including yours truly have taken shots at the market for […]

El Clasico Miami drawing remarkable interest

Last week we wrote about what the announcement of El Clasico Miami meant for local soccer in southeast Florida. This week as the Sportel America Conference descended on Downtown Miami, buzz about the July matchup between Real Madrid and Barcelona to be held at Joe Robbie Stadium was intense among the largely European-based media and […]

El Clasico coming to Miami – historic yes, but will it stimulate south Florida interest in local pro soccer?

For the first time in over thirty years, arguably the biggest rivalry world club soccer will be played outside Spain – Miami being the choice of venue. On Friday it was announced that the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie will play host to Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona – known as “El Clasico.” […]