Much of the North American Soccer League talk recently has focused on the west coast of the United States and Canada, but 90 Minutes Strong has a source indicating that a Miami club could soon be coming:
According to reliable 90 Minutes Strong sources, Miami Fusion FC, a new team that is set to debut this year in the National Premier Soccer League, already has "plans in place" for a move to the North American Soccer League in 2016 or 2017.
The club is set to have their formal press conference introducing the ownership group and NPSL team on April 21, but according to sources, the conference can also serve as a NASL expansion announcement.
If accurate, this would certainly create an interesting situation to watch. Major League Soccer had announced plans for a David Beckham led ownership group to start a franchise in Miami, but the group has struggled to come up with a stadium plan, and there are serious doubts about whether or not MLS Miami will actually come to be.
A Miami club would also be the fourth NASL club in Florida, in a time when the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Jacksonville Armada all seem to be trending upwards, both on and off the pitch. Orlando City has also been a smash hit in MLS, something that wasn't the case in the league's first several attempts to establish a franchise anywhere in Florida.