Former World Cup star Romario's stay with Miami FC may have ended when the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Miami FC 2-0 in a United Soccer League playoff match on Sunday.
Vancouver won the two-match aggregate series 6-1.
Romario signed a one-year contract with the expansion club this year. The star who helped lead Brazil to the 1994 World Cup title reportedly will return to his homeland and conclude his quest for a career milestone of 1,000 goals.
The 40-year-old scored a league-leading 19 goals in his first USL season. Romario, whose travels include stops with FC Barcelona, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Vasco de Gama, has 983 career goals, reports AP.
As he walked off the field following Sunday's loss, Romario refused to discuss his future playing plans.
"It was a positive and good first season for the team," he said. "The players showed that they can play at a high level."
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now