Club History

FC Miami City History

FC Miami City (FCMC) is an American soccer team based in Miami, Florida, with its home field located at Central Broward Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

The team is owned and operated by Strive Football Group, the leading private owner and operator of football clubs and academies.

FC Miami City is a member of the United Soccer League (USL), a rapidly growing professional soccer organization in North America and one of the top men’s soccer competition in the United States, which has 72 teams and over 1,800 players nationwide. The USL is an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing around the world, providing a proven path to pro in the North American soccer landscape. More than 70 percent of all MLS draftees since 2010 have competed in the USL League Two.

The team’s colors and logos include blue, white, and red and an eagle symbolizing the role and hope of FC Miami City to develop talented soccer players to take flight towards a professional career.

The club prides itself on developing young players in professional training and competition environments, helping them advance through the ranks of youth to pro soccer, building pathways, and offering exposure opportunities to reach the professional world.

Through the USL Academy program, young players are provided opportunities to train and play with the first team.

  • The USL Academy Cup National Event is designed to help USL senior teams establish more defined pathways from their grassroots levels to the first teams. For the inaugural 2021 edition, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Florida, FC Miami City’s sister youth academy, will be fielding three teams in the inaugural USL Academy Cup (U13 Boys, U17 Boys and U17 Girls categories). The club also has a team set to participate in the USL Academy League,
  • FC Miami City will also be represented in the Florida division, for the inaugural season of the USL Academy League. Comprised of 60+ teams, this 10-month league serves as a direct pathway for top teenage talents to rise to the ranks of the USL senior teams.

FC Miami City provides professional on and off the field training, with a focus placed on dedication, competition, and leadership to develop player’s skills, regardless of their background.

From its inception, three core values have remained at the cornerstone of the project:

  • Coaching by former or current professional players who have played at the highest level in the biggest European championships.
  • Support of the project by over 50 professional players who have made the project come true thanks to their dedication and participation.
  • A full-time dedicated and passionate staff.

Thanks to the expertise and dedication of the FC Miami City team, coaches and patrons, the project is truly unique in Miami and in the United States: one of its many strengths!

USL STRUCTURE

The USL has spent the past 8 years transforming our leagues to meet the evolving needs of the fans, team owners players, coaches and partners. USL have established a place in the US soccer landscape, while blazing the trail for soccer’s future by introducing the next generation of the USL. USL is now bringing all of our leagues under a central brand that will uniquely represent the USL’s vision for the future and fuel local passion in cities across.

The USL, now, will be modeled after the tried and respected international soccer structure:

  • One Central Brand. Three Leagues united for soccer
  • The USL Championship– The Pinnacle of Competition
  • USL League One– The Foundation of Professional Soccer
  • USL League Two– The Path to Pro

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