Miami FC Deathwatch Has Officially Begun
Oh South Florida. It seems that that place is doomed, Doomed, DOOMED to go through pro soccer franchises like Oasis goes through drummers. Last week expectations began to lower in regards to Barcelona's planned Florida outpost. This week it's Miami FC --the city's USL 1 side-- that may have started warming up car with an eye on getting the hell out of town.
Various bigwigs, potentates and footie folks got together all Justice League-style last night to try and keep the team's ownership group from pulling the plug before the start of the 2009 USL season. They've got only two weeks to reach a few seemingly insurmountable goals before the brass gives up and Miami FC joins the Miami Fusion, the Miami Gatos, the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, the Miami Americans, the Miami Sharks/Freedom, the Miami Toros, the Florida Stars, the South Florida/Ft. Lauderdale Sun and the awesomely named Florida Thundercats in the defunct South Florida soccer teams graveyard. Sportswriters, start composing your eulogies now.