In Chapter XVIII: "A team that started it", Jeff Bilyk shares his experiences playing for the Miami Fusion under Ivo Wortman and continuing under Ray Hudson.
Jeff shares his experiences playing for the Project-40 team back in the 90's, how it was the precursor to the Generation Adidas program we have now, and the overall talent development evolution in MLS.
There are also plenty of fun Miami Fusion stories Jeff gets into, enjoy!
** 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.