Miami United F.C.

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Miami United F.C.
Full name Miami United Football Club
Founded 2012
Stadium Ted Hendricks Stadium
Hialeah, Florida
Ground Capacity 5,221
President Roberto Sacca
Head Coach Ferdinando De Matthaeis
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club home page

Miami United Football Club is an American soccer team based in Miami, Florida, United States. Founded in late 2012, the team made its debut in the Sunshine Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in 2013. The team plays its home games at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Florida.

Name and club identity[edit]

Due to the ever evolving diversity of Miami and the rest of South Florida in general, the name United was chosen as a means of unifying the many different peoples that make up the city, hence one of the club's mottos "Bringing the community together for the LOVE of the game." Unlike other clubs that use the title "United" as an indicator of the amalgamation of two or more clubs to form the one, as in the case of the well known English side Newcastle United, the use of the title "United" serves more as a celebratory and honorary salute to the multiple histories, legacies, players and fans of the four previous clubs that have represented the city over the years, i.e. Miami Gatos, Miami Toros, Miami Fusion, and lastly Miami F.C. While Miami United F.C. has no official affiliation, nor claims to have any affiliation with any of the previous teams, the commitment to honor and celebrate the city's soccer past and cultural diversity remains a great part of the club's identity.


Miami United played and won their first ever game in club history vs Cape Coral Hurricanes, 3–0, May 4, 2013. Miami finished the season coming in 3rd place in the NPSL Sunshine Conference.

2013 brought with it the creation of the youth and women's teams, along with new head coach Ferdinando De Matthaeis. Miami United FC also struck up a partnership with nearby Miami Dade College in a joint effort to develop youth soccer in Miami.

In 2014 Miami United's official jersey and equipment supplier changed. No longer was the team's jersey and equipment supplied by Admiral but instead by the Italian sports apparel company Garman. Italian watch and jewelry maker Gaga Milano also became the team's jersey sponsor. Miami remained heavily engaged in the community forging successful 2nd, youth and women's teams. Miami's 1st team also improved on the field by creating a club that had a mixture of veteran players and younger local players. The club finished the regular season undefeated on top of Sunshine Conference. Miami defeated both Storm FC and Tampa Marauders to claim the 2014 Sunshine Conference title. Miami then went on to face Chattanooga FC in the NPSL Southern Regional Finals, but was defeated. Despite losing to Chattanooga, because Miami won the Sunshine Conference the club still qualified for a slot in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

After the NPSL post season, Miami United competed in an international friendly with Italian club's Calcio Catania, Brescia Calcio and Novara Calcio. Miami won two of the three games.

In January, Miami United played the most important game in their short history, vs San Lorenzo De Almagro, the last champion of "Copa Libertadores" (the best international trophy in America).


Period Clothing sponsor Shirt sponsor
2012-2013 Admiral Sportswear Admiral Sportswear
2013-2014 Garman GaGa Milano


Year Division League Regular Season Season Record NPSL Playoffs US Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 3rd, Sunshine 3-2-3 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 1st, Sunshine 7-3-0 Southern Regional Did not qualify


Miami United play their home matches at Ted Hendricks Stadium, located in the heart of Hialeah. In addition to Miami United soccer matches Ted Hendricks Stadium plays host to over 20 high school Football games, the Copa Latina Soccer Tournament, as well as, numerous special events throughout the year. Ted Hendricks Stadium is also located in Milander Park.

Milander Park, is a 19.26 acre park with an auditorium with an 800 person capacity, the Ted Hendricks stadium, a recreation center building, 1 lighted softball field, 1 lighted baseball field, 2 lighted regulation basketball courts, 1 junior basketball court, Olympic size swimming pool with slide and wet tot lot, 2 lighted tennis courts and a Children’s playground.

Current squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ecuador GK Juan Ruiz
1 Haiti GK Peterson Occénat
12 United States GK Eric Perilla
6 Honduras DF Erick Vallecillo
Colombia DF Jimmy Asprilla
16 Colombia DF Juan Alfonso
13 Italy DF Andrea Grieco
29 Italy DF Pippo Poggipollini
38 Haiti DF Alfred Saintilus
21 Italy DF Luca Olivieri
15 Venezuela MF Andres De Abreu
8 Haiti MF Stanley Guirand
17 Spain MF Angel Batanero
No. Position Player
6 Argentina MF Mathias Alvarez
16 Argentina MF German Tersano
10 United States MF Vincenzo Bernardo
19 Italy MF Marco Viviano
5 Argentina MF Ezequiel Tejera
Colombia MF Andres Mendez
22 Italy FW Jacopo Camilli
23 France FW Jean Ganter
9 Venezuela FW Diego Cipollitti
7 Jamaica FW Marvin Mundy
16 Argentina FW Jordi Gillio
11 France FW Julian Therezo
18 Aruba FW Gregory Richardson

Head coaches[edit]

  • Honduras Ricardo Alcerro (2012–2013)
  • United States Ferdinando De Matthaeis (2014–present)

Assistant coaches[edit]

  • Italy Fitness Coach Donato Curci (2014– present)
  • United States GK Coach Eric Perilla (2012– present)
  • Colombia Staff Assistant Giovanni Montenegro (2014– present)
  • Colombia 2nd Team Coach Diego Serna (2014– present)


  1. ^ "Players (active)". Miami United F.C. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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