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Exclusive: Zinho's job is safe

Miami FC President Aaron Davidson told the team in a heated, closed-door meeting Thursday that although the 9-0 loss to Carolina was unacceptable, Zinho will remain as coach, Total Futbol has learned.

Davidson told TF that he places a high priority on continuity, and wants Zinho in charge for at least the last six games of the season.

A promising Blues season has been derailed by the current seven-game losing streak, although Davidson did lot place all of the blame for the swoon at Zinho's feet. Davidson acknowledges that Zinho was dealt a bad hand with the way the season began. The Blues didn't even know if they would field a team this season until just weeks before the opener, leaving team brass little time to assemble a team.

There is also a sense within the organization that the club may have played a little over its head at times, including the two-game winning streak it had to start the season.

TF also hears that there was a players-only meeting Thursday to address the team's performance over the last month.

Likely attending that meeting: Gale Agbossoumonde, who has just another two weeks with the club before leaving for Egypt for the U-20 World Cup.

U.S. Soccer announced its 21-man roster for the event Friday, and it included the defender Agbossoumonde, who is just 17 years old.


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Everyone likes Zinho and we all knew he had the task of putting a team together in the last minute, so it was understandable Miami FC would not win the title this year.
In my humble opinion the team has done better then we thought. Everything indicated we would be dead last at this stage and look at us... We still have an "outside" chance at making the playoffs.
Yet, after a 9 to zip result any coach anywhere in the world would have lost their job no matter what!

Ok, fine... Zinho is staying. But that won't matter if Traffic is pulling out next season. Is the team coming back next year or not? THAT is the question.

That's the million dollar question Joel. If they do come back Traffic need to open the pockets and do a better job.I still think MLS would do better than USL.

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