What if the Miami Fusion never folded?
What would a 2002 MLS Season have looked like for Miami?
Who would've stayed?
Who would've left?
Who would be the new crop of players tasked with taking Miami to an MLS Cup?
All these questions and more are discussed in this latest bonus episode of the podcast featuring noted MLS reporter/host Eli Lesser of the popular channel 'This week in MLS'!
Joe & Eli walk through a hypothetical 2002 season where the Dallas Burn have folded instead of Miami and play out how that might have gone.
** Announcing the FIRST EVER #miamifusion reunion and live podcast recording of '25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it'. **
Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub in Hollywood, FL has been gracious enough to host us down at their venue on Friday, October 6 from 8-9:30pm ET
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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.