On this bonus episode of the podcast, host Joe Shaw, former captain Jim Rooney, and former coach John Trask were all guests on the 'Good Seats Still Available' podcast back on Monday, May 29.
Joe shared the genesis of the podcast while Jim & John shared their stories and perspectives of the Miami Fusion on this sports history podcast.
We cannot thank host Tim Hanlon and then entire GSSA crew for having Joe, Jim, and John on the show, and if you want to keep up with all the stories they're covering please go visit them at https://www.goodseatsstillavailable.com
25 years ago, on March 15, 1998, the Miami Fusion kicked off their opening game in MLS' 3rd season, becoming one of the 2 expansion teams in this ever-growing professional league.
In 2001, despite putting together one of the best seasons in MLS history (at that point and arguably since), MLS made the decision to fold both the Fusion and their Florida neighbors, the MLS original franchise, Tampa Bay Mutiny.
While MLS soccer has returned to Miami in the form of David Beckham's Inter Miami, much has been discussed of "what could've been?" Had the Miami Fusion been allowed to stay and build. Indeed, what WOULD a Miami Fusion look like in 2023?
This podcast tells the story of the Miami Fusion through the voices of those who actually lived it. 25 interviews across 25 episodes charting the good, the bad, and the unbelievable.