Cuban defectors feel at home with Miami FC

Cuban defectors feel at home with Miami FC

April 16, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In the circle of players wearing blue jerseys, Nos. 13 and No. 23 pass the ball and blend in, but six months ago they defected from Cuba.

Pedro Faife and Reinier Alcantara just signed with Miami FC -- a minor league soccer team in a country 90 miles and a world away from Cuba.

"The liberty we don't have in Cuba we can have it playing here," Alcantara said. "I'm proud to be here with him."

Miami FC signed Faife and Alcantara last weekend following ...

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