Fans of Miami FC can breath a sigh of relief: the team will indeed play this year.
The future of Miami FC and second tier soccer in America was called into question when a group of USL teams led by Miami FC's owner, Traffic Sports, split off to form a rival league, the NASL. Traffic Sports is a major player in soccer in South America, and apparently the MLS feared that the NASL could evolve into a rival.
Confused by the whole situation, the USSF, the governing body of soccer in America, decided that it wouldn't sanction either league last week, but gave a one week deadline for both leagues to figure everything out.
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Today, it's expected that all parties involved will announce that both leagues will operate in tandem. Each league will essentially represent one conference, with inter-league play, and a year end match between the two conference champs to decide the overall championship.