Strikers 2016 News Thread

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by AmericanMag, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last word I heard was a firm, solid maybe. Possibly in the spring. Possibly midseason, if allowed. Or start fresh in 2018.

    In other words no one really knows just yet...:(
     
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  2. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to the latest version of the NASL's release, no. No, you do not.

     
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  3. Antique

    Antique Member

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

    Antique Member

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

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    The article is in spanish, but smart people like you can also use google translater :thumbsup:

    Sure hope your Strikers make a comeback next year
     
  6. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Done for 2017
    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/ncfc-s...ioning-odyssey-league-sfuture-plans/16411269/

    What is the status of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in regards to the NASL?

    “They’ve had a number of ownership groups who have been interested in purchasing the club. Our league has been vetting them, and we want an ownership group in place who has the time to be successful in 2018.”

    So there’s no plan for the Strikers to play in the NASL in 2017?

    “No, they’re not going to play in 2017.”
     
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  7. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wish someone had asked a follow up about 2018 and beyond.

    That said, if they don't play in 2017 history says that doesn't bode well for beyond that. Teams typically do not come back from so called "hiatus".
     
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  8. Strikermansteve

    Feb 10, 2012
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Too bad this ownership group had no idea what they were doing either...morons. At least we'll always have Amauri's bicycle kick, the USOC run and Gunter-mania. Perhaps there will be another chapter written in this story, but I'm not holding my breath...this is Strikermansteve, signing off.
     
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  9. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait until Thursday. Word is that BIG news from the Strikers then.
     
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Someone" was one person.

    Hampton Roads did it twice, if memory serves. Montreal took a year off when they were pissed at Marcos. But the Impact was a healthy club at the time. Moribund clubs rarely bounce back (though the Silverbacks did, eventually).
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wait...what...the NASL ain't family??? c'mon now...get Peterson on the stand!!!
    lol
     
  14. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hearing a lot of pro-NASL/anti-MLS media ripping Edwards for being "sue happy". But to me, Edwards propped up Strikers when the rest of the NASL could not and now Strikers are defaulting on loans. I agree he should be able to sue. And they shouldn't be able to sell unless new owners pay back the debt.
     
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    could just be sour grapes that Edwards took his Rowdies over to the greener pastures of the USL...no?
     
  16. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lots of fun details would be sure to emerge in an actual court proceeding.
     
  17. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its completely sour grapes. Its clear Edwards was propping up the Strikers when no one else would. It wasn't a friendly gift. It was a loan. And now its time to pay.
     
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.empireofsoccer.com/fate-of-nasl-strikers-is-far-from-settled-60362/

    Two groups have been in advanced talks to take over the Strikers. Paris St.-Germain Academy Florida — which operates FC Miami City in the Premier Development League — is the leading suitor, Cuccatti said. The group has issued a letter of intent to buy the team and has had its financial bona fides and business plan approved by the NASL’s Board of Governors, but certain demands made by the PSG Academy have kept the deal from being completed.

    Cuccatti said that PSG Academy wants more access at Central Broward Stadium — the venue where the Strikers hosted most of their Fall Season matches last year after vacating Lockhart Stadium — for its academy teams. The Strikers, however, do not control the stadium. PSG has apparently no interest in returning the team to Lockhart.

    Waiting in the wings is Mario Noriega, the president and owner of local management consulting firm Impulse Marketing Group. Noriega had an offer to buy the Strikers rejected by the league in January because the deal would have kept Paulo Cesso as the team’s principal owner, which the NASL is unwilling to accept, Cuccatti said.
     
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  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.empireofsoccer.com/nasl-sues-strikers-owners-60968/

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, a club that is on indefinite hiatus from playing in the North American Soccer League, is being sued by the league.

    The NASL on Wednesday filed a crossclaim against Miami FC, LLC — the corporate entity of the Strikers ownership group — in the lawsuit brought by Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards seeking repayment on multiple loans made to the team last year. The league was included as a defendant in the case only to establish Edwards’ primary interest in Fort Lauderdale’s collateral.

    The NASL alleges that Fort Lauderdale’s ownership is in breach of a loan agreement the parties entered into last September to ensure the cash-strapped club could finish the season. The Strikers received an initial loan of $250,000 and had a line of credit extended to $430,000 two weeks later before it was extended a final time in October to $774,000.
     
  20. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah that's gonna put a crimp in any takeover plans...
     

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