Soccer primed to rise again in Florida

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  1. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Inter Miami CF, Junior de Barranquilla
    United States
    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SoccerPrime and Lucho305 repped this.
  4. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Inter Miami CF, Junior de Barranquilla
    United States
    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup sad, it's our ego in the city. We only want the best of the best. This MLS team has to be New York Yankee material to get the attention of all
     
  5. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Inter Miami CF, Junior de Barranquilla
    United States
    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any changed thoughts or feelings from this video? Its been a year and a half, do you guys think the setting has changed since?
     
  6. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The interest is definitely there. With the proper sized soccer specific stadium in the right location, I don't see why it shouldn't take off.
     
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FO has to only pay attention to who has preceded them. The experts stated that
    1. Atlanta was a football town that would not embrace soccer.
    2. LA would not support two teams
    3. Nashville - you got to be kidding
    4. Cincinnati was too close to Columbus

    so Miami could listen to the naysayers or they could launch out and prove them wrong again.
     
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  9. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://div1.upsl.com/news/2020/09/10/upsl-announces-florida-expansion-with-palm-beach-stars

    September 10, 2020 The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Palm Beach Stars as its newest Division I member.
    Based in Palm Beach, FL, the club will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Fall Season as part of the Southeast Conference Florida South Division. The club is finalizing its home venue in compliance with UPSL National Division I standards.
    UPSL Vice President Christian Vallejos said, "We are excited to welcome Palm Beach Stars to the UPSL. The confidence that new investors are showing in the growth of the UPSL is amazing. Palm Beach is crazy about soccer and talent just pours out of that community. We expect this club to perform well on and off the field and look forward to seeing the Palm Beach Stars on the pitch."
    Palm Beach Stars is operated by its board of directors. Tony Iafrate is Chief Operating Officer and President of Soccer Operations. Iafrate, a former FIFA player agent, previously worked in the front office of Miami United FC (USL) and is the founder and then CEO of Miami Beach Club de Futbol (UPSL).

    "I truly believe in the potential of the Palm Beach area and I am confident that we can build something unique in the community. Our first goal is to give the Palm Beach area a soccer team to be proud of," Iafrate said. "We are choosing the UPSL because the league is constantly growing and it's the right format for the players that need to develop their skills and get more experience, especially in the Florida South Division where there are 5-to-6 teams that play at such a high level."

    Former Argentinian international player Jose Luis Villarreal has agreed to serve as Head Coach of Palm Beach Stars. Villarreal played for Boca Juniors, River Plate and Atletico Madrid during his professional career and was previously head coach of Jacksonville Armada (NASL). David Cerutti is Assistant Coach.
     
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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