Looking back now it felt like the start of 2020 was a mad blur. And that was especially the case for fans of The Miami FC. After romping to great success in the startup NISA showcase at the end of 2019 the first bombshell dropped. Moving to the USL by acquiring the dead man’s boots of Ottawa Fury was a big surprise. Then the pandemic took hold and ruined everything for all of us. A lot of upheaval on and off the pitch. It’s fair to say it was a tough year for MFC. One that started out with dreams of USL playoffs turned into a rude awakening of battling Atlanta United’s bomb squad for 3rd place in a group of four. Rocked by the Rowdies, bullied by the Battery. Tough to watch.
The whole year it felt that something was missing.
Players come and go at soccer clubs and it’s hard to watch some players leave. FC Tulsa snatched away a core of fan favorites in 2020. The lethal forward Dario Suarez, no-nonsense center back Callum Chapman-Page, and probably one of the most popular players ever to pull on the orange and blue Ariel Martinez.