Houston defeats Chivas USA 4-1

The Houston Dynamo overturned an early deficit and stormed back to collect three points from a resounding 4-1 defeat of Chivas USA.

MLS: Colorado 1, Chivas USA 1 (tie)

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Martin Rivero's goal 10 minutes from time allowed the Colorado Rapids to escape with a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA Sunday.

MLS: Colorado 1, Chivas USA 0

CARSON, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Deshorn Brown notched the game's only goal on an early penalty kick Saturday and the Colorado Rapids held on for a 1-0 win over Chivas USA.

MLS: Los Angeles 1, Chivas USA 1 (tie)

CARSON, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Alvarez scored the equalizer in the 89th minute in his MLS debut Sunday, earning Chivas USA a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles.

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Former mayor wins bodybuilding contest

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Feds subpoena Marlins stadium records

MIAMI, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has asked for city and county documents as part of an investigation into the Miami Marlins' new ballpark.

Voters to choose Miami-Dade county mayor

MIAMI, June 28 (UPI) -- Voters in the Miami-Dade, Florida, area went to the polls Tuesday to select a new county mayor.
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Miami-Dade mayor recalled

MIAMI, March 15 (UPI) -- Voters in South Florida approved the recall of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez by what appeared to be a wide margin Tuesday.

Judge allows Miami recall to go forward

MIAMI, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The recall vote against Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez can proceed on schedule, a judge ruled Friday.

Miami mayor wants stadium votes delayed

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Blackout affecting up to 2M Floridians

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Miami giving up on countywide wireless

MIAMI, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has given up on his dream of wireless Internet throughout the county, The Miami Herald reported Saturday.

Police track and kill suspected gunman

MIAMI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing one South Florida police officer and injuring three others was killed by police after a lengthy chase.

Florida woman without power for 15 years

MIAMI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An elderly South Florida woman who has been living without power since Hurricane Andrew is preparing to enjoy her first hot bath in 15 years.
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Carlos Alvarez
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is given the key to the city by Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez(L), Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz(2nd from R), and Miami Beach Mayor David Dermer(R) after being announced as the Host of the 2005 MTV Video Music Award show in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 25, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Carlos Alvarez Vasquez Rodriguez Ubieta (born April 1, 1950) is a former American college football player who was an All-American wide receiver for the University of Florida from 1969 to 1971.

Alvarez was born in Cuba in 1950, the youngest of Licinio and Isola Alvarez's three sons. Alvarez's father Licinio had been a successful lawyer in Cuba, but his parents fled to the United States to escape Fidel Castro's communist revolution in 1960, when Alvarez was a 10-year-old boy. He was raised in Miami, Florida and attended North Miami Senior High School in North Miami, where he was an all-county high school football player for the North Miami Pioneers. Alvarez was the Pioneers' star halfback who could run and catch, and was touted by the local newspapers as the best back in Dade County—on offense and defense. On at least two occasions, he played all forty-eight minutes of a high school game, playing on both offense and defense. He was highly recruited by multiple universities, including the hometown University of Miami and the University of Florida, but he ultimately chose Florida where his older brothers Arturo and Cesar were already enrolled. Alvarez graduated from North Miami in 1968.

After graduating from high school, Alvarez received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and played for coach Ray Graves and coach Doug Dickey's Florida Gators football teams from 1969 to 1971. During Graves' final season as Florida's head coach in 1969, Alvarez was one of several talented second-year Gators known as the "Super Sophs" who led the team to its then all-time best record of 9–1–1. At the close of his sophomore season, he was honored as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and a consensus first-team All-American, and he caught a nine-yard touchdown pass to provide the Gators' margin of victory in their 14–13 upset of the Tennessee Volunteers in the 1969 Gator Bowl. Alvarez was known for his speed on the football field, and the media dubbed him the "Cuban Comet." He was also the Gators' leading receiver in 1970 and 1971, marking three straight seasons as the Gators' top offensive weapon. Alvarez was also a first-team Academic All-American in 1969 and a second-team Academic All-American in 1970 and 1971.

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