Town Topics: FIFA World Cup Soccer matches are coming to Miami Gardens in 2026. Are you excited, and which teams do you want to see?

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Anthony Creece, Miami Lakes, Soccer Coach “Yes, and [I want to see] Brazil,” Anthony Creece said.  “[I’m excited] because it’s a great event, sometimes it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the best soccer players in the world. [There is no single player I want to see], just the team, Brazil all the way.” 

Brian Carvajal, Hialeah, Finance “Yeah of course [I’m excited],” Brian Carvajal said.  “I guess [I want to see] the U.S. [national team]. I follow soccer.  We both [he and his brother Edwin Carvajal, at right] watch the Premier League a lot, Manchester United and Arsenal, as well some German teams like [FC] Bayern [Munich] and Borussia Dortmund. [I’d like to see] the biggest names: [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Matt] Holland and Harry Kane."

Edwin Carvajal, Hialeah, Product Management “Yup [I am excited], probably just [to see] the U.S. and Croatia,” Edwin Carvajal said. “[I am looking forward to seeing] Luka Modrić and Šime Vrsaljko." 

Alberto Canals, Miami Lakes, IT Supervisor  “Yes, I am very excited,” Alberto Canals said in Spanish. “I’m looking forward to seeing the United States [national team]. [I want to see Lionel] Messi of Argentina. I’ve always admired Messi for his talent and his story as a player.  I’m a fan of [FC] Barcelona.” 

Ernesto Muñoz, Miami Lakes, Retired   “I’m super super excited,” Ernesto Munoz said in Spanish. "I’m looking forward to watching the United States [national team] play. I want to see Keylor Navas of Costa Rica play, he’s the goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain [FC]. I am hoping to get tickets to the games.” 

Reporter Alexandra Herrera interviewed and photographed our Town Topics Talkers. We thank you all!