Strikers 2014 News Thread

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by Antique, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Post anything of value in this thread....:cool:
     
  2. Quakesss

    Quakesss Member+

    Nov 16, 2013
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RIP Fort Lauderdale Strikers.. My Quakes got to beat you in 2012 US Open Cup.
     
  3. Jossed

    Jossed Member+

    Apr 23, 2011
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Traffic always had their heads in the sand with Beckham, and now their worst nightmare is a reality. They aren't a rival. They are a doormat who plays in what locals see as a minor league. And they know it. Becks bats an eyelash and everyone in South Florida swoons. The Strikers could light themselves on fire and no one would care.
     
  4. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The Strikers aren't dead quite yet. Given proper management, an upgraded stadium in the right place, and a decent roster of players to be competitive, the Strikers can certainly survive as a D2 team. But having faith in Traffic to do all that....that's very difficult......
     
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  5. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well they have until 2017 (or maybe a bit longer) to figure it out.
     
  6. Quakesss

    Quakesss Member+

    Nov 16, 2013
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please don't yell at me, I don't want to insult you guys or your history, but what about switching to USL and being Miami's affiliate/farm team until we get pro/rel in the US? Just to survive.
     
  7. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    No.
     
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  8. PhillyWild

    PhillyWild Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    Miami
    Club:
    Atletico Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Depending on the location of the stadium site, I have a feeling that a lot of Broward isnt keen on traveling down to Miami. Im sure the Strikers will still get people to come to their games. Maybe all of this hype about Beckham can draw them a few more. The hipster soccer fans who doesnt want to seem like they are purely on for the Beckham ride. Im sure there will be a few friendlies between the two clubs as Miami starts to get its footing. Traffic cant just sit back and be nonchalant about the Strikers anymore. I would love to see both clubs be successful. All we need now is a USL Pro team to set up shop in the region and SoFla will have all their bases covered in the pyramid.
     
  9. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's up with the news about Strikers and Gulf Stream Park? Would they actually play at Gulf Stream? Rebrand? Or move the team?
     
  10. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    If anyone in the Strikers organization is endorsing the idea of the Strikers moving to Hallandale, basically across the Street from Dade County, then they may as well shutter the doors and windows now. It would be suicide to actually move this team that much closer to Beckham's, while simultaneously moving it away from their core fan base into the southeasternmost corner of Broward, in a high traffic area.
     
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  11. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
  12. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't worry about it. The rumor is that, as ever, Traffic made an offer that could be refused by overpricing the team. Maybe a sponsorship (forget a rebrand, that would not fly with the fanbase and there will not be a new one that near M-D)? They've consistently overpriced that, too. It may be that TrafficSports USA is not run by the best and the brightest.....:(
     
  13. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Ding ding ding, we have a winner!!!!
     
  14. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Within a few hours the FLS will play at this stadium

     
  15. Titanole

    Titanole Member

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Feb 15, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    Nashville Metros
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just wondering. Why have the Strikers not yet secured a shirt sponsor?
     
  16. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No idea.

    TBH: It wouldn't surprise me if they haven't even attempted to get one. Just another complaint on a long list of failures Traffic are building on themselves.
     
  17. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep

    Miami FC did have one I believe
     
  18. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    As we were told prior to this season by team management, the team feels they have not been made an offer yet for what they feel the front of the Strikers jersey is worth, so they haven't had one. They feel if thy sell it for less than what they feel it is worth it would be bad business. You can form whatever opinion you like about that line of thinking. Most fans who heard it seemed to disagree with the premise.
     
  19. Titanole

    Titanole Member

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Feb 15, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    Nashville Metros
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I can understand the point but if they have overvalued that sponsorship no one will buy. Would they rather have some money or no money.I would hope that they have been in contact with other clubs in the league to see what they are getting rather than basing it on what MLS clubs get. Or maybe they want what ManU is getting from Aon. ;)
     
  20. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is a business decision. That is why you see some la liga teams with out a shirt sponsor. The fire had no sponsor for 1 year after best buy.
     
  21. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    There are plenty of things wrong with the Strikers to fret over before you get to lacking a shirt sponsor.
     
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  22. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Attedance drop off should be their biggest concern right now.
     
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  23. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This.

    When is the point where we should start to worry about all of this?
     

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