Mouse Media announces its sponsorship to Miami FC, Miami’s professional USL soccer team. As the official technology and website partner, Mouse Media will benefit from Miami FC’s exposure at their home games, website presence, and media outreach.
Miami FC are an American professional soccer club in First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second overall division of American soccer. The team was founded in 2006.
Miami FC is owned by Traffic Sports USA, the American branch of Traffic Group, which owns and organizes South American club tournaments such as the Copa America and Copa Sudamericana.
“We are delighted to be a part of a community-oriented organization,” said Ricardo Mazzi, president of Mouse Media, “and the fact that Miami FC is a professional sports team makes this relationship very exciting. They provide a positive influence to our community spirit and youth. We are soccer enthusiasts and very proud to support a local team with hopes to raise awareness of this beautiful game not only in Miami but in the entire nation as a whole.”
Miami FC boasts an international roster of players. On April 16, 2006, the team played their first home game at Tropical Park Stadium. Mario El Loco Rodríguez, a Guatemalan national team midfielder, scored the team’s first goal in the 77th minute. He was assisted by Zinho, a starter on Brazil’s 1994 World Cup champion team. The lone goal was enough to defeat Jamaican champion Portmore United.
Romario, also a star of the Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning team, was signed to the club March 30, 2006. Though injuries left him unable to play in the April 16, 2006 opener, Miami FC gave the famed striker the honor of the ceremonial first kick.
5-25-11 Update: Miami FC are now called the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Mouse Media is no longer affiliated with their web deveopment