In Chapter XV: "I was a journeyman" former Miami Fusion player and current Tacoma Defiance Head Coach Wade Webber shares his perspective playing for the Miami Fusion in their inaugural season 25 years ago in 1998!
Wade shares how his journeyman career took him through various incarnations of the Seattle Sounders organization in the A-league and how he finally joined MLS towards the end of his career. Wade reflects on where MLS was 25 years ago and how it's grown in the time since his days in South Florida.
** 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.