Strikers 2014 News Thread

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

  1. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    The good news is where they started, there isn't much room to drop off.;)
     
  2. Never Offside

    Never Offside Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those who missed the Tailgate Show last night, Dave Brousseau Sports writer for the Sun Sentinel, dropped some big news about The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Stadium situation dealing with Schlitterbahn Water Park, FAA and the City of Fort Lauderdale. Incredible news. Hopefully all works out and the deal gets done. Great news for Strikers fans!! Listen in at the 1:25:25 mark.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/954tailgate/2014/05/08/the-tailgate-show-s3e6-dave-brousseau
     
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  3. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Happy for you guys, that would be great news Miami with their own stadium an Fort Lauderdale with their own stadium a rivalry 20-30 minutes away would be awesome...

    Hate you guys
     
  4. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    LOL How much more will you hate us when our stadium is being worked on next year while Becks is still looking around for rocks to fill the hole in the bay the county is willing to give him. Kidding aside though, I and a few others around here told you a long time ago how hard getting a stadium in Dade was gonna be. You have to admit at this point we were right. The longer it drags on, the tougher it's going to get for Becks too.
     
  5. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, how many times i told u there will be a team in Miami. You have to admit at this point I was right.
     
  6. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Well....not just yet you're not. The whole deal hinges on a stadium...and so far that has gone nowhere. Not saying it won't evetually get worked out somehow, I just don't think it's a 100% lock like some of your cohorts do.
     
  7. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just want a cross twn rivalry every year, I honestl believe this rivalry will be the beginning of rivalry soccer in the is as far as inter city rivals (south Florida) besides LA and guture future New York rivals.

    I hope ft laudy grows, gets the stadium and never leaves from fort laudy.
     
  8. Prosoccercdn

    Prosoccercdn Member+

    Aug 6, 2011
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Wow, Strikers top of the table now with the 4-0 win over Atlanta, congrats to the team!
     
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  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Titanole

    Titanole Member

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Feb 15, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    Nashville Metros
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And now that the Cosmos beat Minnesota they are tied on points and matches played.
     
  11. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The game jerseys we all bought many days ago are finally in. We can buy them, or pick up the one we pre-paid (my voucher has a receipt dated April 4, 2014), at the next home game on Sept 20. 'Bout damn time!...;-)
     
  12. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Strikers have a Facebook post that there will be a MAJOR announcement on Friday about the ownership and future of the team. This is supposed to be directly from the horse's mouth. We can only hope it is NOT from the other end.

    Rumor has it that the owners, be they majority owners or minority owners, are another Brazilian company and the Strikers will remain the Strikers. That is all that is floating around right now. Check on Facebook, Twitter, etc on Friday for more particulars.
     
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  13. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Nice pic of a sellout crowd

    [​IMG]
     
  14. greenroom

    greenroom BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 16, 2012
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When was this taken? From watching the Strikers gams, it does not look even 1/4 of that that attends the games. I could be wrong, but in the pictures from NASL.Live
     
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  15. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So I don't want to panic anyone, and this is pure speculation, but Beckham and his MLS group in Miami are ALSO supposed to announce "something" very soon. Coincidence?

    http://www.soccerbyives.net/2014/09/report-announcement-franchise.html
     
  16. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Look in the center circle.

    That appears to be an original NASL logo, which would place it back in the old days (when you could have a logo in the center circle, which is no longer allowed and hasn't been for years).

    Further proof, that same (ish) photo exists on this page, where it mentions the image is from the late 1970s/early 1980s.
     
  17. Smoke & Mirrors

    Jul 18, 2010
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Kenn's right, that's a picture from the days of the original Strikers, when Lockhart was jammed regularly for their matches. Would LOVE to see even half that many people attending regularly now. New ownership should mean more money for marketing, ticket sales, and a roster upgrade for next year. That should get this team heading in the right direction once again. Hopefully there will be news tomorrow that the Schlitterbahn deal which includes a renovated Lockhart is finally official as well.
     
  18. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. MUTINYFAN

    MUTINYFAN Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Orlando
    Just look at the hairstyles. LOL
     
  20. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you blow it up, you might see Kid Mateofelipe in the far end, and/or my best pal Victor, RIP.
     
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  21. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where is the pressbox, too?
     
  22. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's that skinny rectangle on top of the stand on the left. It was about the right size for a medium sized high school football stadium.
     
  23. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to an article by Dave Brousseau in Friday's Sun-Sentinel & a phone call he made to tonight's Tailgate Show podcast the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have been sold to a group of 3 Brazilian investors: 27 year old Paulo Cesso is to be the majority owner and Rafael Bertani & Ricardo Geromel will be the minority owners. Evidently Traffic Sports USA will also remain as minority owners.

    Check the Sun-Sentinel site for the complete article.

    It is also our understanding that Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald has written an article about this, but I could not locate it online.
     
  24. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fort Lauderdale Strikers team sold to trio of Brazilians
    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/article2156933.html
     
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