Puerto Rico Rumors
Entering his fourth season in the NBA, new Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is looking to bounce back from a lost 2014-15 campaign with the Orlando Magic. In order to do so he obviously needs to stay healthy, but so far that’s been a problem. According to PrimeraHora.com, Harkless injured his ankle while practicing with the Puerto Rican national team, forcing him to fly back to Portland for further evaluation.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony announced Thursday that he is now the owner of a professional soccer club. The team, Puerto Rico FC, will join the North American Soccer League and begin playing in 2016, hosting games at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in the city of Bayamon, near San Juan. “The passion for soccer has always been there,” Anthony told ESPN in an interview. “I just always kept it to myself and among my circle. Going to games, sneaking into games, and just watching and being around the sport over the years. The more time I start spending in Puerto Rico over the past six, seven years, I realized there was kind of a void down there on my island.”
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is bringing professional soccer to Puerto Rico. Anthony is the new owner of Puerto Rico FC, a club that will begin play in the North American Soccer League in 2016, it was announced on Thursday. “I’m a huge fan of the game,” the eight-time All Star said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. “The sport is growing at a rapid pace, and I wanted to bring it down here to the island.”
Anthony is currently rehabbing following his February knee surgery. He says that his soccer ownership will in no way impact his rehab or any other responsibilities he has to the Knicks. “Every day I wake up and spend my mornings in the gym,” Anthony said. “Basketball will always be my No. 1 priority. But also, for me, it’s about laying a foundation (for the future) and kind of stepping outside the box and taking chances. That’s what this is about.”