New Striker Players

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by bobbyfusion, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    Now that we have Brazilian ownership, with a really big name Brazilian owner, any possibility we will be able sign any big name players, Like the Cosmos seem to like doing. How about Ronaldinho......word is he is about to get booted out at his current club in Mexico. South Florida is Brazilian friendly!
     
  2. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thus far the new owners have pissed off the Striker faithful by allowing a highly respected head coach, and a very good possible replacement, plus at least 2 key players leave. Usually by seemingly being inept at contract negotiations. They seem to have forgotten all the nice things they said about the team's future before the 2014 season ended and they took over the club. They've done this without ever saying anything official to kill any of the many angry rumors concerning their intentions.

    They have said that the Strikers are not going to be a Brazilian farm team, but an 'American' team. Sounds good.

    We'll see.
     
  3. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    Hi heard Marcelin went MLS. Who else left?
     
  4. Robert Lanza

    Robert Lanza Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nunez and King to Tampa.
     
  5. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    Saw in the Sun Sentinel today that Pecka is bound for Real Salt Lake......up to 4 starters
     
  6. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    To my knowledge, the only announcement regarding a player returning for 2015 has been Shawn Chin. As Antique said above, Strikers faithful are none to pleased by what we've seen, along with the silence from the new FO. It seems they were much more engaged in securing a Brazilian team to come train here for a few days and sign Ronaldo up to be a part owner than they were in actually getting to the business of trying to operate and move forward with a club that was one goal away from a championship last year. That's not the kind of professional club you normally seen stripped clean down to the bone, unless it is very overpaid. One thing Strikers fans down here can absolutely assure you of is that NO ONE associated with the organization last year, or any other year since the rebrand, has been even fairly paid, let alone overpaid. Traffic was a penny pincher of the worst kind, operating on a philosophy of the less we spend, the less we'll lose. These new guys claim to be something altogether different. Early results don't show it to be true, but we'll have to wait and see. So far they might just be bad at trying to negotiate and/or operate the player/coach side of a club. Maybe we'll get some answers when Mr. Bertani joins the Tailgate Show boys Thursday night at 7 PM. I know I'll be interested to hear what he has to say publicly for the first time about all that's gone on this offseason.
     
  7. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ANTONIJEVIC to Rowdies... now at 5.
     
  8. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  9. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    I am glad Ronaldo stated he may play for the Strikers.....we have let our whole first team go.
     
  10. Sam U El

    Sam U El Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 31, 2013
    Seoul Korea
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Anderson was signed by the RailHawks...The way things are going I think they plan to rely heavily on Corinthians' loans. :sneaky:
     
  11. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rafael Bertani said there would be 2 players loaned by Corinthians. One is said to be on the Brazilian u20s. We'll see.
     
  12. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    “It's a great honor to put pen to paper on a deal for the RailHawks. They have shown a lot of interest in me and is always nice to know you’re wanted,” said Mark Anderson.

    It was this line from Sparky that killed me... inferred that the Strikers didn't "want" him. These owners are doing a bang up job so far...
     
  13. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Announced signing keeper Joe Nasco today. Finally a step in the right direction....:)

    Word is to expect a few more announcements soon. Sounds nice, but I have heard that before....:(
     
  14. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    I notice the same thing in his comment. Anderson is one of the best in the league, consistently. I don't know why the Strikers would not re-sign him, no matter who they are bringing in to the club.
     
  15. Strikermansteve

    Feb 10, 2012
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Checked the team site today. We have seven players currently and have jettisoned the core of a championship-contending team, along with our beloved Gunter. Boy, I'm real excited for 2015.

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  16. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.strikers.com/news/detail...sten-smith-joins-fort-lauderdale#.VMaYFNLF_To

    KARSTEN SMITH JOINS FORT LAUDERDALE
    Defender brings domestic and European experience to Strikers



    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Monday, January 26, 2015) – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers today announced defender Karsten Smith has signed for the club for the 2015 season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Smith, 26, joins the Strikers after two years in Europe. In 2013, the center back made 16 appearances for Finnish first-division side Vaasan Palloseura (VPS), helping the club to a third-place finish and UEFA Europa League qualification. He most recently played with Knattspyrnufélag Akureyrar (KA) in Iceland.

    “Karsten Smith is a solid left-footed center back who has good professional experience here in the U.S. and has performed well the past two seasons in Europe,” General Manager Amaury Nunes said. “He has developed and matured as a player, and we look forward to seeing what he will add to our roster.”

    Before going to Europe, Smith played professionally in the U.S. with former USL Pro side F.C. New York in 2011 and San Antonio Scorpions in 2012.

    Smith played four years of college soccer at American University in Washington D.C. from 2006-2009, captaining the Eagles his junior and senior years.

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  17. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have to agree with you completely. I would add that this is how I feel about the other players they have just let go to any other team. They had some good players and now it's like Ft. Lauderdale is an expansion team - starting all over from scratch. How many people in FTL wish this group had purchased Phoenix from the USL a few years ago instead?
     
  18. Sam U El

    Sam U El Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 31, 2013
    Seoul Korea
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Strikers Add Another Defensive Reinforcement With Adeleye

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced Tuesday the signing of American-Israeli defender Ryan Adeleye.
    Adeleye, 27, is an imposing presence comfortable playing across the defense or in front of the back four. He completed his NCAA career with the North Carolina Tar Heels before turning professional in Israel in 2009.
    “Ryan Adeleye came from one of the country’s top soccer programs in UNC Chapel Hill and has five years of professional experience from the Israeli top division under his belt,” general manager Amaury Nunes said. “His versatility, strength, and speed will make him a key defensive player for the team this season.”


    http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1j...-another-defensive-reinforcement-with-adeleye
     
  19. Sam U El

    Sam U El Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 31, 2013
    Seoul Korea
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Strikers Sign Midfielder Sánchez

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced Thursday the signing of veteran Spanish attacking midfielder Daniel Sánchez Andrades, commonly known as Dani Sánchez.
    “Dani Sánchez is a player who has gained valuable experience playing across the world,” general manager Amaury Nunes said. “He is a creative midfielder with a proven track record of assisting as well as scoring goals.”
    Sánchez, 30, started his career in Spain and has spent most of his playing time abroad. His soccer career has taken him to leagues in Spain, Scotland, Australia, Hong Kong,Thailand and now the United States.


    http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/czcdg44o65xf1o0dm097e6h8t/strikers-sign-midfielder-sanchez
     
  20. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Daniel Sánchez Andrades video highlights :

     
  21. Sam U El

    Sam U El Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 31, 2013
    Seoul Korea
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Strikers Sign Sanfilippo, Frimpong

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced Tuesday the signings of former Tampa Bay Rowdies players Frankie Sanfilippo and Evans Frimpong. Per team and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
    Sanfilippo, 33, was captain of the Rowdies for the entirety of his four-year spell in the Bay area. The defender made 100 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2014 and led the team to the NASL Championship Trophy in 2012.


    http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1hjdnoao8812e1oslw5wx9a1d1/strikers-sign-sanfilippo-frimpong
     
  22. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another one to Tampa Bay

    http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/l0...ies-ink-midfielder-justin-chavez#.VNjth-bF_To

    ROWDIES INK MIDFIELDER JUSTIN CHAVEZ
    THU 05 FEB

    The Tampa Bay Rowdies added another talented midfielder to the roster on Thursday, with the signing of Justin Chavez ahead of the 2015 season.

    Chavez, 24, made his professional debut in 2013 with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the club for which he played the last two seasons. He made 27 appearances (15 starts) in his time with the Strikers.

    “With the signing of Chavez, we have more bite to our midfield,” said Rowdies head coach Thomas Rongen. “He is also a versatile young player who gives us depth on our roster.”

    In his time with Fort Lauderdale, Chavez also played center back, giving the Rowdies additional roster flexibility. Chavez played 1,477 minutes for the Strikers.

    Chavez played four seasons at the University of Tulsa in his home state of Oklahoma from 2008-2011. During his time there, he earned Conference USA First Team honors, as well as a spot on the Hermann Trophy watch list. He was selected by the Chicago Fire in the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft but did not sign a contract with the club.
     
  23. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. bobbyfusion

    bobbyfusion Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Boca Raton, FL
    13 days until our first game (pre season) with Jacksonville and the Strikers, literally, barely have a team. 15 names on the roster as of today. The nice thing about low expectations is that there is a lot of room to be pleasantly surprised.
     
  25. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    They likely have more signed but are spacing out the announcements from what I heard.
     

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