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Miami FC set to sign former Rowdies, RailHawks, and Scorpions defender

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For the second offseason in a row, defender Brad Rusin has agreed to a deal with a North American Soccer League club in Florida. According to Rusin himself, the player will be suiting up for Miami FC in their inaugural season.

Taking my talents to South Beach!!! ⚽️ ☀️ I'm honored and very happy to announce I have signed for Miami Fc for the next few years! I'm very excited to be back in south Florida and to be a part of a club with two of the best defenders to ever play the game, Alessandro Nesta (coach) and Paulo Maldini (Co-owner). I want to take this opportunity to say that when you have decisions to make in life it's the first step that is always the hardest. The uncertainty and doubt makes it difficult, but I can assure you that if you never take that chance you may never be rewarded. I believed in myself, my attributes, and my ambitions and I went all in. Because of this I was rewarded in the end. I can't say you will always be rewarded, but I can assure you personal growth and that's what life is about! To the ones I've thanked personally for this past year....you are a part of why I get to live my dream for at least the next few years. You know who you are an I can't thank you enough. See you in Miami ✌ ️

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Rusin signed on with the Tampa Bay Rowdies last winter, but his stay with the club was quite short. He was traded to the San Antonio Scorpions several weeks into the season, as the Rowdies attempted to turn their defensive surplus into some much needed attacking help, while San Antonio added a defender to the squad, something which they tried as hard as they possibly could to avoid all winter.

The 29-year old should provide a stable, no-nonsense base for the new club to begin building their defense around, as well as providing some aerial threat on set pieces.