Tag: Miami

The Socceresq Podcast: Happy New Year

The Socceresq Podcast: Happy New Year. In this episode, I talk about my plans for the next couple of months (heading to Arizona for the USSF AGM conference), the status of SaveTheCrew (hint: 98% saved) and AustinFC (hint: mostly done), what's going on in Miami (hint: Who knows) and I tease a story about the ...

The Vote: SoccerSuffrage2018 [Live Blog]

Well, here we are. The votes that will decide the future...of MLS expansion/relocation. Sort of. Polls are already closing around the country, and for those of you who won't be hiding under your beds, or drinking yourselves silly. I'll be following the important votes impacting MLS expansion and/or relocation. A short summary: MIAMI: At stake ...

Appeals Court Hands David Beckham, MLS Big Win in Lawsuit Over Overtown Site

David Beckham may not want to build his soccer stadium in Overtown, but the Miami 3rd District Court of Appeals won't stand in his way, as they've rejected the appeal of Bruce Matheson the local Miami man who filed suit over the sale of the Overtown land to Beckham's group. Matheson lost the suit (hard), ...

Two Stadium Sites, Two Lawsuits, Two Appeals: David Beckham’s Quest for MLS in Miami

It's been a while since we checked in with David Beckham and his interminable goal of finally getting his MLS franchise online in time for a 2020 start. Most recently everyone has been debating the release of his team name and logo (for the record: like the badge; the name not so much). Being who ...

David Beckham’s Road to Paradise Hits a Speed Bump

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: You didn't think it was smooth-sailing from here, did you? David Beckham's prospective Miami franchise appeared to clear a huge hurdle last week, when the Miami ...

Beckham’s Day of Reckoning is Here, Again

Well, we're (almost) here. At 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, David Beckham and his business partner Jorge Mas will appear in front of the Miami City Commission, to try to get approval to put before Miami voters authorization to negotiate a lease for the Melrese property with the City. There are still hurdles to ...

Legal Links: The Week in Soccer Legal News

I'll try this out and see if it gets a good reception. Hopefully it'll serve a catch-all for the news tidbits you may have missed during the week. USSF v. NASL/MLS: MLS Spared Accelerated Antitrust Trial Against Soccer League. [Paywall] The article is paywalled, but I was able to get a copy of the full entry ...

David Beckham’s MLSMiami Project Gets an Incomplete; Re-test Set for July 18

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   If you want to check out my real-time Twitter take, you can here. I'll say this for city council meetings: they're not nearly as dull ...

Deadline for David Beckham to Extend Right to Close on Overtown Property is Just About Up

David Beckham can't seem to do more to signal that he no longer wants anything to do with building his MLS stadium in Overtown. Ever since he reached a deal on the land purchase nearly a year ago, the site has been plagued with one headache after another. From lawsuits, to local opposition to Beckham's ...

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Endgame: Oral Argument Set in Appeal re: Proposed David Beckham Overtown Stadium Site

Even though David Beckham seems to be focusing elsewhere to build his Miami MLS franchise, the parties still continue to fight over the Overtown site, where Beckham purchased sufficient land to build a stadium (but not the amenities that the ownership group wants). Well, we've got an endgame set for that; oral arguments have been set for ...

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A Quick Miami Update on the Overtown Lawsuit, for Anyone Still Paying Attention

Image from Aaron Davidson/Getty Images. Sigh, I guess I can't quit you Matheson v. David Beckham/Miami-Dade County. Even though Miami Beckham United (MBU) haven't expressed any real interest in continuing to build their stadium in Overtown, there is the small matter of the ongoing lawsuit. Last I wrote, Beckham and the City hadn't even filed their responses ...

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David Beckham to Overtown: Screw You Guys; I’m Going…Well, Anywhere Else

Yeah, so this will probably be the last I write about this lawsuit. I wrote a story about three weeks ago, which outlined the basics of David Beckham's eternal search for a stadium site in Miami, and the lawsuit holding it up. The tl;dr version being: Beckham had taken over three years to settle on a ...

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Welcome to Miami…Eventually. Someday.

Two stories I'd like to write about in the future are: 1) The suit filed by Riccardo Silva (owner of Miami FC which plays in the on-hiatus NASL) and Dennis Crowley (owner of the Kingston Stockade in the NPSL), as well as, 2) The various legal issues, which have been a thorn in the side ...

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