The Miami Americans was an American soccer
club based in
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that was a member of the American Soccer League
. The team existed for only the 1980 season and played their home games at Tropical Park Stadium
In late 1979, Joseph Raymond sold the New Jersey Americans
to a London-based company. The new ownership moved the team to Miami and released most of the players and staff. In the winter of 1979–1980, the team then hired Ron Newman
on a five-year contract at $200,000 per year. On June 20, Newman resigned to become coach of the San Diego Sockers
of the first division North American Soccer League
. When he left the Americans, he induced Manu Sanon
to move with him. Five days later, the London company sold the team to Stan Noah and Archie Oliver.
The team finished the season at 10-2-15 and folded soon after.
* Ron Newman
(1980) 9 games (2 wins- 4 losses -3 draws record)
* Brian Tiler
(1980) 19 games (8 wins -11 losses-0 draws)
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Defunct soccer clubs in Florida
American Soccer League (1933–1983) teams
1979 establishments in Florida
1980 disestablishments in Florida
Soccer clubs in Florida
Association football clubs established in 1979
Association football clubs disestablished in 1980