Kick It With a Soccer Star

By Kayla Becker

This summer, Acqualina is offering soccer fans bragging rights of the century — an opportunity to meet a soccer star. Ready for this? Guests are being offered the exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime chance to play soccer with rising Inter Miami star Marcelo Weigandt ahead of his first season.

This once-in-a-lifetime workshop will teach basic soccer skills and drills, followed by a photo meet-and-greet with Marcelo. The one-hour session will be held on June 30 at 11 am on the Acqualina Resort soccer field. Even better, this is a complimentary activity for children staying at Acqualina Resort and residents living in the Acqualina Community.

A rising star from Inter Miami CF, Marcelo or “Chelo” is originally from Argentina — and he’s associated with two of Argentina’s greatest football icons, Lionel Messi and Maradona Diego Armando Maradona. How so? After starting out his soccer career early on with Boca Juniors, he also played for Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, where he was coached by none other than the legendary Maradona. Now that he’s on Inter Miami, he’s grateful to play alongside Lionel Messi. Since then, Marcelo has skyrocketed in talent and popularity.

Now couldn’t be a better time to book a soccer sojourn and see Marcelo in action. With several Copa America soccer matches in Miami this June (6/23, 6/29, and a hugely anticipated final on 7/14) and new buzz around home games at Inter Miami (6/19, 7/17) thanks to the arrival of star player Messi, it’s the perfect time to visit. Best of all, Acqualina is so close to the action you can practically hear the announcers shouting “Goal!”

What better way to experience soccer in Miami than by playing with one of its rising stars and keeping close to the pitch? Book now for your chance to kick it with a soccer star that’s already made his mark on Chase Stadium.

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