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January 31, 2018 - North American Soccer League (NASL) - Miami FC News Release

MIAMI - As The Miami FC prepares to enter into its third season of play later this summer, the club announced on Wednesday the creation of Miami FC 2, which will enter the National Premier Soccer League for the 2018 season. 

Recently, the North American Soccer League announced its intentions to postpone the beginning of the 2018 season until August, in order to align play with the global soccer calendar. Once the NASL season became delayed, Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn saw an opportunity to create Miami FC 2 and allow Miami FC's players to compete in matches rather than simply train for the next few months. 

"The Miami Football Club is proud to unveil Miami FC 2, which will be ready to play in the upcoming NPSL season," said Flynn. "Our players and coaches are excited to get back on the field, and the NPSL schedule allows us to face some quality competition in the Sunshine Conference throughout the next few months. This is the next step in our continued investment in soccer in Miami. We have a wonderful organization, incredibly talented players, a new head coach in Paul Dalglish and a first class stadium. Our loyal and growing fanbase can expect further exciting announcements soon."

"Miami FC 2 is a great addition to the Sunshine Conference and an instant rival to our existing Members in Florida," NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. "As an organization they bring a high level of notoriety and professionalism, and we are excited to welcome them to the NPSL."

The seven team Sunshine Conference will be comprised of Miami FC 2, Miami United FC (Hialeah), Beaches FC (Stuart), Boca Raton FC, Naples United FC, Storm FC (Fort Lauderdale) and Jacksonville Armada U-23. Miami FC 2 is planning to play its home matches at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, the training home for The Miami FC since its inception in 2016. 

"We are thrilled to have Miami FC 2 play its home matches at St. Thomas University," Flynn continued. "The school and administration have been wonderful hosts to our club since we began play, and Riccardo Silva's donation of stadium lights to the field last year will allow us to play our games in the evening, when the majority of our fans can attend. The setting will be intimate and seats will practically be on the pitch, so we are looking forward to a unique and fan-friendly experience for our fans and supporters."

A full NPSL schedule for Miami FC 2, along with ticketing information, will be announced in the coming days. For more information on The Miami FC and Miami FC 2, go to MiamiFC.com, call 844-MIAMIFC and follow us @TheMiamiFC. 

About The Miami FC: The Miami FC is Miami's only professional soccer team and began playing in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 2016. The Club won the 2017 NASL Spring Season Championship in just their second year. Co-owned by international entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and world-renowned soccer superstar Paolo Maldini, the club will compete in the U.S. Open Cup and host international tournaments and friendly matches.

In partnership with The Miami Foundation and the Play for Change Foundation, Miami FC's mission is to connect with Miami's communities through the global language of soccer, strengthening their ties by promoting social-driven initiatives and charitable work through soccer.

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