soccer http://wlrn.org en Why Brazil's Futebol Failure Is the Best Thing For The Country http://wlrn.org/post/why-brazils-futebol-failure-best-thing-country <p>I’m as speechless as any sports fan on this planet. Seven-to-one. That’s how badly Germany defeated – no, demolished – Brazil in the semi-finals of the soccer World Cup on Tuesday.</p><p>Granted, Brazil was without two of its best players, team captain Silva and star striker Neymar. But even so: 7-1? The Bloodbath in Belo Horizonte – at a World Cup Brazil is hosting, no less – was the worst humiliation South America’s soccer superpower has ever and probably will ever suffer.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:14:41 +0000 Tim Padgett 35241 at http://wlrn.org Why Brazil's Futebol Failure Is the Best Thing For The Country David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium http://wlrn.org/post/david-beckham-wants-talk-broward-county-about-stadium <p>David Beckham and his partners looking to build a Major League Soccer stadium still want to settle down with Miami-Dade County.</p><p>But while the two sides haggle over a site, the <em>Miami Herald</em> reports that Beckham's group may be interested in seeing someone else: Broward County. Broward officials said they expect to talk details with Beckham soon.</p><p>Beckham has no shortage of suitors. One Miami-Dade commissioner wants him to consider a Florida International University site. Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach County has also shown interest in the team.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:06:22 +0000 John O'Connor 35017 at http://wlrn.org David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium Soccer Club Provides Outlet For Little Haiti Teens, Energizes Community http://wlrn.org/post/soccer-club-provides-outlet-little-haiti-teens-energizes-community <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">For six years,&nbsp;Little Haiti residents have been waiting for Emmanuel </span>“Manno”<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> </span>Sanon<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> Soccer Park, known as Little Haiti Soccer Park, to live up to its promise for neighborhood kids.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:28:11 +0000 Nadege Green 34864 at http://wlrn.org Soccer Club Provides Outlet For Little Haiti Teens, Energizes Community The Suárez Scandal: Why Uruguay Should Banish Luis The Lout http://wlrn.org/post/su-rez-scandal-why-uruguay-should-banish-luis-lout <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From Chile to China, soccer fans like to think their teams reflect their national characters.</span></p><p>That’s a delusion, of course. These are jocks, not exchange students. But if international <em>fútbol </em>really is the continuation of war by other means, you at least want to believe your soccer soldiers share your values.</p><p>Which is why Uruguay – a nation whose progressive values are so often applauded these days – should follow this advice: Lose Luis.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:17:21 +0000 Tim Padgett 34631 at http://wlrn.org The Suárez Scandal: Why Uruguay Should Banish Luis The Lout Why Brazilians Worship Soccer -- And Why Their Leaders Can't Hide Behind It Anymore http://wlrn.org/post/why-brazilians-worship-soccer-and-why-their-leaders-cant-hide-behind-it-anymore <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do Brazilians still care about soccer?</span></p><p>I know, that seems as dumb a question as "Does the Vatican still care about Jesus?" Brazilians are arguably the most soccer-passionate people on Earth.</p><p>But check out this poll result just before the World Cup started last week in Brazil: A majority of Brazilians said they were <em>not </em>happy about hosting international soccer’s biggest event.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:11 +0000 Tim Padgett 34124 at http://wlrn.org Why Brazilians Worship Soccer -- And Why Their Leaders Can't Hide Behind It Anymore Talk To Us: What Are You Thinking About The FIFA World Cup? http://wlrn.org/post/talk-us-what-are-you-thinking-about-fifa-world-cup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From across the pond in England to just south of us in Mexico, passionate soccer fans are spotted in local bars, restaurants or watch parties.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here in South Florida, we want to hear your World Cup thoughts. Who are you rooting for? What are you wearing to show your support? What does your country do to celebrate the victories?&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join the conversation with the hashtag #WorldCupSoFla&nbsp;and tell us what makes your team unique.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:55:05 +0000 Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 34040 at http://wlrn.org Talk To Us: What Are You Thinking About The FIFA World Cup? Beckham's Stadium Still Homeless: Major League Soccer Rejects Marlins Park Location http://wlrn.org/post/beckhams-stadium-still-homeless-major-league-soccer-rejects-marlins-park-location <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham's stadium is yet to find a home in South Florida -- and Major League Soccer officials are kicking aside&nbsp;locations that aren't in downtown Miami.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:27:04 +0000 Selima Hussain 34080 at http://wlrn.org Beckham's Stadium Still Homeless: Major League Soccer Rejects Marlins Park Location Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters In Latin America and South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/f-tbol-why-soccer-matters-latin-america-and-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">06-/11/14 - The </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.fifa.com/">FIFA 2014 World Cup</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kicks off Thursday in Sao Paulo Brazil.&nbsp; Please join us for Wednesday’s&nbsp;</span><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when our resident soccer enthusiast, </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/andy-wagner" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Andy Wagner</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> s Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Andy Wagner, Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 33757 at http://wlrn.org Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters In Latin America and South Florida Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid http://wlrn.org/post/sweaty-miami-steven-gerrard-frank-lampard-and-english-soccer-get-humid <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Kenny Malone 33461 at http://wlrn.org Sweaty In Miami: Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And English Soccer Get Humid Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings http://wlrn.org/post/see-newest-beckham-stadium-drawings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham’s group unveiled new drawings Thursday for the proposed soccer stadium in Downtown Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The plan would fill in the boat slip between the AmericanAirlines Arena and Museum Park. The renderings included a public park with retail space that would be open all year.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">“This is what Museum Park can never be without this intervention: a grand sweep of abundant acreage along a great bay,” said John Alschuler, Beckham’s real-estate advisor.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:01:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32791 at http://wlrn.org See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings May 21: Miami-Dade Commissioners Nix PortMiami Soccer Site http://wlrn.org/post/may-21-miami-dade-commissioners-nix-portmiami-soccer-site <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:35:41 +0000 Marva Hinton 32684 at http://wlrn.org Politifact Rates Beckham Stadium Opposition Group's Claim False http://wlrn.org/post/politifact-rates-beckham-stadium-opposition-groups-claim-false-0 <p>PolitiFact Florida has rated false an ad put out by a group opposing David Beckham's proposed soccer stadium in downtown Miami. The Miami Seaport Alliance claims the stadium would threaten PortMiami jobs.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:20:51 +0000 Julia Duba 32399 at http://wlrn.org Politifact Rates Beckham Stadium Opposition Group's Claim False Mayor Gimenez proposes new location for Beckham's stadium http://wlrn.org/post/mayor-gimenez-proposes-new-location-beckhams-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is proposing a new location for David Beckham’s soccer stadium, and it was on the radar six months ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a boat slip in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, between Museum Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gimenez</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the boat slip location would fill in the land and create a pedestrian walkway on Biscayne Bay.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:58:42 +0000 Julia Duba & Selima Hussain 31881 at http://wlrn.org Mayor Gimenez proposes new location for Beckham's stadium Beckham Stadium Sparks Debate From PortMiami Protectors http://wlrn.org/post/beckham-stadium-sparks-debate-portmiami-protectors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The gloves came off Wednesday morning in a debate on whether the Beckham soccer stadium should be built at </span>PortMiami<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. One takeaway was just how complicated this issue has become.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With ads against the stadium filling the airwaves; it seems as though getting the port location won't be as simple as Beckham and his team originally anticipated.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:30:13 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31636 at http://wlrn.org Beckham Stadium Sparks Debate From PortMiami Protectors