Bring Soccer Back: Ten Reasons Miami Is Ready for an MLS Team

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On Monday, ESPN reported that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning to partner with David Beckham to bring an MLS expansion team to Miami.

MLS commissioner Don Garber, meanwhile, has said three of the four expansion sites after New York City FC have been "spoken for." Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta are rumored to be three candidates, with Miami being the most likely of the three, with Beckham in its corner. The MLS plans to field 20 teams in 2015 and as many as 24 teams between 2015 and 2020, making it extremely likely the league will return a team to the city that once hosted the Miami Fusion from 1997 to 2001.

It's high time for the MLS to return to Miami, and here are ten reasons.

There are some strong similarities to a great soccer crowd and a serious rave.

No one does over-the-top celebrating like Miami, except for a forward celebrating a golazo.

All those fans who used to spend money on the Marlins need something else to spend their cash on.

The MLS has teams in places like Salt Lake and Kansas City, so let's face it -- they could use a fan base that would sexy up the league.

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laxx1559
laxx1559

There are quite alot of soccer fans from central/south america that would LOVE a soccer team here

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

I bet you more people would goto a soccer match than a Marlins game.

mr_ed04
mr_ed04

I cant wait to have a MLS Team in Miami but like i said IN MIAMI ---- NOT Miami Gardens!!! Pro Player is great for football but just way to big for a MLS Team, to far from local fans, try and build a stadium for them here in Miami or just use the FIU stadium until they get a big following. Look how many people go to UM games, its does not fill up unless you are playing a powerhouse.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

@andrew & marcos .... shut the fuck up, you dont know what your talking about, soccer fans are another ball game

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

now this is awesome, ill be going like crazy

carnifex2005
carnifex2005

Build a soccer specific stadium (and no, Joe Robbie or FIU won't do) and then Miami may have a chance. Anything other than that and Miami won't get a team.

Ocean Drive Rentals - Miami Beach
Ocean Drive Rentals - Miami Beach

here in Miami you have not just Cubans , as well you have soccer fans from Argentina, Serbia, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Honduras , etc.. so please Andrew check SunLife Stadium while are big soccer friendly matches , was full while Barcelona played vs. Chivas Guadalajara, Messi's birthday Masters vs, Stars.. etc.. so dont talk bs please... and even though I support our Miami United as well. and for me baseball is not just boring it is not even a sport, too many ours of "game" an active game is maybe maximum 15 minutes, .. so please get a life dude!

Sergio F. Maldonado
Sergio F. Maldonado

Fútbol (soccer) fans in Miami are from Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Perú, Brasil, Chile, Mexico and some from Honduras and Costa Rica...we are all willing to have a local team to support. You speak for yourself when you say "can't even fill a baseball stadium", because those who like baseball are a different demographic who cannot afford baseball tickets or support their local teams. Plus, the Marlins and their crooked management suck anyways.

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

can't even fill a baseball stadium....the all American (and Cuban and Dominican) sport....who cares about boring soccer?

Ed Serrano
Ed Serrano

I'm ready to buy season tickets!

whitehouse242000
whitehouse242000 topcommenter

@Marcos Jimenez Fleitas OR IS IT HALF FULL?!?!

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