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1990-1992 Miami Freedom

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Miami Freedom ProgramAmerican Professional Soccer League (1990-1992)

Born: 1990
Folded: September 1992

Stadium: The Orange Bowl (75,000)

Team Colors: Orange & Green

Owners:

 

The Miami Freedom soccer club was an undistinguished entry in the American Professional Soccer League from 1990 to 1992.  At the time, the APSL represented the highest level of professional soccer in the United States, although it was a far cry from today’s Major League Soccer.  The Freedom, playing in one of the nation’s most apathetic pro sports markets, averaged fewer than 1,000 fans per match in Miami’s 75,000-seat Orange Bowl during their first season in 1990.

Throughout their three-year existence the Freedom had a local APSL rival in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  The Strikers commanded considerably more loyalty and attention among Miami’s soccer community due to the legacy of the Strikers name from the North American Soccer League days (1977-1983) and their superior soccer venue at Lockhart Stadium.  At the end of the 1992 season, Freedom owner Amancio Suarez decided that the Strikers were the far more desirable property.  He folded the Freedom in September 1992 and bought controlling interest in the Strikers instead.

 

==Miami Freedom Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Season Date Opponent Score Program Other

1990

1990 5/5/1990 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers ?? Program
1990 6/3/1990 @ New Jersey Eagles L 4-1 Program Game Notes

1991

1991 6/12/1991 vs. Millonarios (Colombia) L 5-0 Program
1991 8/17/1991 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers ?? Program

1992

1992 8/4/1992 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies L 4-2 Program

 

==Downloads==

June 3, 1990 Miami Freedom Roster 

 

==Links==

American Soccer League Media Guides

American Soccer League Programs

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Written by AC

November 9th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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