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

Chapter XXIII: "...and then there's Eric Wynalda" (ft. Derek Workman)

December 09, 2023 Joe Shaw Season 1 Episode 23
25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it
Chapter XXIII: "...and then there's Eric Wynalda" (ft. Derek Workman)
Show Notes

Chapter XXIII: "...and then there's Eric Wynalda" former Miami Fusion staffer Derek Workman shares his perspective on working for the Miami Fusion 20+ years ago.

Derek was heavily involved in the local South Florida soccer scene. His involvement afforded him the opportunity to play against that famous Bradenton Academy team, and his involvement got him to the field of Lockhart Stadium.

Derek shares so many of his unbelievable stories of the Miami Fusion, including one where he carted USMNT legend Eric Wynalda around once the Fusion acquired the legend.

We are nearing the end of this special series highlighting the Miami Fusion, but for now, enjoy this fun episode featuring Derek Workman!

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.