Miami FC Owner Riccardo Silva Helping Grow Professional Soccer In South Florida

May 24, 2017 912

BY: Mike Cugno

When Saturday rolls around on the campus of FIU it usually means it’s time for football. American football, that is. But during the spring and summer, Miami FC soccer is taking over. That’s thanks to the team’s owner and international businessman, Riccardo Silva. “You can’t not like Miami,” he said. “For me, it’s the best city in the world.”

Silva has set up camp in Miami but made his mark in the media, buying and distributing television rights for some of the world’s biggest sporting events. “We have rights for the NFL outside the US and Canada,” Silva explained. “We have for many years. We have rights worldwide for the Italian soccer league, the French soccer league, the Premier League for 51 countries worldwide.”

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