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Miami FC announces Palacios, Richards, Chavez signings; reveals kit

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Set to start play in 2016, Miami FC took a major step forward on Thursday with the announcement of its first three signings and inaugural kit.

Miami FC announced on Friday that the club has signed Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios, former New York Red Bulls winger Dane Richards and former Atlanta Silverbacks forward Jaime Chavez as the club’s first three player signings.

Palacios joins the club after spending a majority of his career in England, where he has featured for Stoke City, Tottenham and Wigan. A frequent member of the Honduras national team setup, Palacios has played in 82 matches for Los Catrachos, including appearing in two World Cups.

Richards, who spent a majority of last season on loan with the NASL’s Indy Eleven, joins the club after making his name as a member of the Red Bulls. A Jamaican international, Richards has made 45 career appearances for the Reggae Boyz. Meanwhile, Chavez also joins the club with NASL experience, having scored nine goals in 11 games for the Silverbacks.

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

“The team is quickly coming together,” Miami FC co-owner Riccardo Silva said, “and it’s exciting to see it grow into what we envisioned it to be.”

All three players were unveiled Thursday night alongside the debut of the club’s inaugural kit, which is made by Macron. The club’s home jersey featured an aqua and orange color way, while an away white kit and a third deep blue kit were also unveiled.

Take a closer look at the three kits below:


What do you think of Miami FC’s latest announcement? How will the three players fare in 2016? What do you think of the kits?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. This should be a nice diversion for the few dozen hardcore soccer fans in Miami – until Beckham’s team starts and “miami fc” goes out of business.

  2. And yes, great looking uniforms. But does this mean that MLS is willing to give up its Adidas partnership? Isn’t every team required to wear Adidas head to toe?

  3. nice look, love seeing some kit diversity in US Soccer.. the adidas monopoly on mls is so boring. the crest is okay but the jerseys are excellent!

    Polacios is a big signing for NASL, Cosmos won’t be the only big name team with these guys.

  4. Dane Richards! Fastest man on the pitch!

    Here’s how it works. Midfield sends speculative long ball; Richards blazes on the wing behind the defense; corrals ball at full speed; dribbles over endline; goal kick.
    Ah, the Red Bulls will not miss you, Dane.

    • Exactly! Drove me crazy how RBNY fans would go nuts when he came into games before he left the team this past season. He’s fast but that’s it – zero football ability. Perfect NASL player.

  5. The kits for me look pretty sharp, definitely the south Florida vibe, also 3 decent players to get the roster started. Lets see how they do off the field though during the next year…


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