Just home from US practice at FIU...they trained on turf to prepare for Saprissa Stadium in Costa Rica. Was really hot! 14 guys trained, seven flying in from all over the world after weekend matches including Tim Howard from England, Carlos Bocanegra from France, DaMarcus Beasley from Scotland, Landon Donovan from LA, Danny Califf from Denmark...Freddy Adu was insightful about his tough season on loan with Monaco, saying, among other things: "People forget I'm only 19 because I've been around so long.'' He also said he has put on "8 pounds of muscle'' in the past 2 months -- from 142 lbs to 150 lbs and his goal is 155-160. "I need to get stronger on the ball. Those are big guys out there.''
What's the expression? A moment can change everything? Then think about what a day can do. With its throttling of Manchester United in the Champions League final Wednesday, FC Barcelona immediately became recognized as the best team in the world. Want reaction? We've got your reaction right here...
A grueling two-month stretch for the U.S. men's national soccer team began in Miami on Wednesday with a skeleton crew of a team.
Just 11 players were at coach Bob Bradley's disposal on the team's first day of preparation for World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Honduras next Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.
Miami FC will host a first-round U.S. Open Cup match against a Jacksonville-based amateur team at Tropical Park, tournament organizers announced Wednesday.
The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 9.
The Blues will face Lynch's Irish Pub Football Club, champions of the United States Adult Soccer Association's Region III tournament.
Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 to win the Champions League title on Wednesday with goals by Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.
Eto'o put the Spanish champions ahead in the 10th-minute at the Stadio Olimpico and Messi's 70th-minute header -- his ninth Champions League goal of the season -- sealed the victory as Barcelona won Europe's most prestigious club championship for the third time.
The US national team is in town training for the Costa Rica match...among the invitees is Aston Villa defender Erich Lichaj, a 20-year-old Illinois native who went to University of North Carolina, but left after his sophomore year to join Aston Villa reserves. Remember the name. The guy could be special.
The U.S. men's national team returns to its second home -- Miami -- this week in preparation for its latest spate of World Cup qualifying matches.
Team USA will train in South Florida Wednesday through Sunday for upcoming contests against Costa Rica and Honduras.
The sessions are closed to the public.
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It's no fun watching soccer alone, right? If you're looking to sneak away from work on Wednesday at 2:30 to watch CL final between ManU and Barcelona, here are some spots you will find other soccer junkies...
Churchill’s English Pub 5501 NE 2nd Ave North Miami
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Mike’s at Venetia, 555 NE 15 St. Miami
Irish Times Pub & Eatery, 5850 Sunset Dr., South Miami
On the Rock’s Sportsbar, 217 71 St., Miami Beach
Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way Coral Gables
60 Merrick Way
George’s in the Grove, 3145 Commodore Plaza
Waxy O’Connors Irish Bar and Restaurant, Miami Beach