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, ie 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 Miguel Mesa from Uruguay. Miami United FC also struck up a partnership with nearby Miami Dade College in a joint effort to develop youth soccer in Miami.
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.