Tag Archives: David Beckham

Miami Freedom Park and the fight over remaining south Florida greenspace

The fight over the potential conversion of Melreese Country Club a municipal golf course near the Miami International Airport Metrorail/TriRail station into Miami Freedom Park including an office park, retail and soccer stadium has heated up. At issue is the little remaining green space in a city that has become a world class international hub […]

The time for Miami Beckham United is now

Four years ago, David Beckham attended a Miami Heat playoff game with future-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. Beckham who had just played his final professional soccer match with PSG was looking at cashing in on a provision to own a team. This item was placed  in his MLS contact which was signed in January 2007 . […]

Dust settling from NASL Miami announcement – impact on David Beckham and Fort Lauderdale Strikers

As the dust settled from last Wednesday’s announcement that the North American Soccer League, which is the second tier of the game in the United States and Canada will put a new club in Miami, the fallout on the local scene became apparent. Miami FC will begin competitive play in early April 2016 just under […]

Sleepwalking through winter: Inside the Fort Lauderdale Strikers offseason of discontent (Part II)

Read Part 1 here Transitions and change are never easy. Each NASL club in recent years that has changed ownership or management has gone through a difficult transition. I was part of a transition at the league level that saw several senior staff, myself included out of work. But Commissioner Bill Peterson had a plan […]

Monday Musings: Rick Scott’s Economy #It’sNotWorking, Scotland, Absentee Voting, National Voter Registration Day, Possible bad news for Beckham, Climate March, Media Negligance

The Rick Scott economy is working… for the wealthy. New US Census figures show that poverty remains high in the Sunshine State. One out of every six Floridians was living in poverty last year, including one out of every four children according to census data. To make matters worse, as I have written for the […]