Good news, South Florida!
Miami has moved from No. 22 (2,200 votes) to No. 7 (8,600 votes) among the 27 US cities vying for a chance to host World Cup matches in 2018, should the US be awarded the bid. Miami is currently 100 votes behind Kansas City. Local organizers are hoping to get up to No. 1, and show the national soccer muckety-mucks that this market can, indeed, unite for the love of soccer.
To vote, go to www.gousabid.com/miami
Reminder: This Friday is the World Cup draw from Cape Town, South Africa. Noon. ESPN2. Big ceremony planned with Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, David Beckham and actress Charlize Theron. Who will the US face in the first round? Who gets stuck in the Group of Death? Stay tuned!!
in other news, Former Fusion player Jay Heaps announcing his retirement from MLS. Good guy. Wish him the best.