25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it

Bonus Episode: Bootle FC

November 30, 2023 Joe Shaw
25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it
Bonus Episode: Bootle FC
Show Notes

'25 for 25' was a finalist in the category of "Best Football Podcast - International" at the 2023 Football Content Awards. 

I traveled to Liverpool, England to attend the award ceremony at Anfield Stadium and while I didn't end up winning, I was ultimately able to spread the story of the Miami Fusion far and wide.

While I was in town, I took the opportunity to attend a local non-league match featuring Bootle FC and, because I'm me, I took my recording equipment with me so I could capture a slice of life for this English team to bring back to American fans upon my return.

In this episode you'll get to hear about Bootle's past & present and then we cap off the episode with a true stream of consciousness that occurred in the clubhouse, after the match.

Enjoy!

In 2001, despite putting together one of the best seasons in MLS history (at that point and arguably since), the decision was made to fold the Fusion.

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.