Miami FC Makes Big Strides Toward 2016 NASL Season

The team has announced three signed players and revealed its official jerseys for the inaugural season
Dec 10, 2015

Miami, FL (December 2015) – Miami FC has announced not only one, but two big team developments as it approaches its inaugural season for the NASL. The team has proudly debuted its official jerseys sponsored by Macron Technical Sportswear and has revealed its first three signed players: Dane Richards, Jaime Chavez and Wilson Palacios.

The new players set the tone of talent and diversity to be expected in the next couple of months as the official roster continues to come together.

“We are proud to have these three players on board who have so much skill and talent to offer on the field,” said Miami FC head coach Alessandro Nesta. “I’m looking forward to working with them as we kick off the season.”

The 28-year-old California-grown forward, Jaime Chavez holds a successful youth club record playing on winning teams for multiple national cups and was last with the NASL’s very own Atlanta Silverbacks. Chavez brings an eclectic career background to the team. He began in the USL’s Premier Development League with the Hollywood Hitmen and was named the leading scorer in the team’s inaugural season and recently helped amateur soccer club Cal FC reach the U.S. Open Cup.

Dane Richards is a 31-year-old Jamaican international and former NASL Indy Eleven player and brings very successful national and international experience. Richards made 45 appearances for the Jamaican Men’s National Team and helped Jamaica to back-to-back Caribbean Championship titles in 2008 and 2010, scoring three goals and winning the tournament’s golden boot in 2010.

The Honduran-bred soccer star and former Premier League midfielder, Wilson Palacios, is making the move to Miami FC.  He has consistently played for the Honduran national team and was a pivotal role in helping it make it through the 2010 and 2014 qualifiers. He has played 82 matches with the Honduras national team and is also one of the most well-known Honduran international players to ever wear the cinco Estella's jersey. Palacios played in two consecutive FIFA World Cups, the 2010 tournament in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. Palacios has also contributed his talents to various English Premier League clubs including Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. His experiences and talents have helped him become one of the most well-known Honduran soccer players in the international arena.

“The team is quickly coming together and it’s exciting to see it grow into what we envisioned it to be,” Miami FC co-owner Riccardo Silva said. “It’s taken a lot of work, but in order to be the best you have to pick the best. I want to thank Macron for keeping our players and city as a priority in the design.”

For the jerseys, Macron catered a unique collection that combines quality fabrics and materials with the latest in sports apparel technological defined by the unmistakable Italian style and tailor made detailing that characterize Macron uniforms.

The home jersey presents the classic nautical aqua with a vibrant orange color synonymous with the city of Miami, both on the front and back of the jersey with the orange remaining dominant across the V-neck line and sleeves. The collar is designed for maximum player comfort and has an extended V design created to excrete body heat. 

Macron has developed a special fabric called softlock with flank micromesh inserts to enhance breathability under the hot Miami sun. The jersey has the team crest on the heart and the word Miami embroidered on the back neck. Special tone on tone sublimated stripes enhance the design feature around the body of the jersey to make the perfect fusion of fashion and technology.

The away jersey showcases white, with same technical and stylish details of the home jersey. Last but not least, the third jersey is a deep electric blue inspired by the unforgettable Miami FC crest along with nautical aqua sky inserts and the same details of the two items above.