Category Fort Lauderdale Strikers FC

Sorry Atlanta, Florida remains the soccer hub of the south

Atlanta United, the reigning champions of America’s men’s major league league have never lost to Orlando City SC in nine matches in multiple competitions. The most recent setback for the boys in purple took place Friday night, a 1-0 loss at Orlando City Stadium. This followed a similar setback in the US Open Cup Semifinal […]

Sources: Fort Lauderdale NASL team owners likely to file for bankruptcy to avoid paying players and other debts

Earlier today on Twitter I reported that the Brazilian-based owners of Miami FC LLC, the NASL club in Fort Lauderdale plan to file for US bankruptcy later this week and have notified players that they will not be receiving their back pay or current pay. Here are the tweets and we will of course be […]

Mario Noriega charting course in south Florida soccer despite Fort Lauderdale Strikers purchase falling through

Mario Noriega, a south Florida entrepreneur is one of the newest big players in the world of local soccer. whose keen interest in local Broward  and Miami-Dade County soccer led him to make two attempts earlier this year to purchase the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Noriega’s first attempt in conjunction with existing owner Paulo Cesso was […]

Meet the NPSL’s leading scorer in the south – Miami Fusion’s Victor Cardoso

This Saturday Miami Fusion FC will host Inter Nashville in an NPSL playoff matchup. This season Miami Fusion FC lost or drew just once – a loss in Winter Park against Kraze United when the club, the conference and region’s leading scorer, Victor Cardoso was injured. Victor Cardoso is an improbable leading scorer in the […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers: Looking forward and reflecting on why viable ownership bids were rejected by NASL?

Last week’s transfer via public auction of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers copyright and brand to St Petersburg magnate Bill Edwards hasn’t sat well with some Strikers fans. But the club which has been controlled previously by owners from Brazil now is for the first time in its post mid 1990’s history in the hands of […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers begin new chapter with Bill Edwards acquisition

It’s all over other than the shouting and crying (for now). This morning in Pinellas Circuit Court, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards gained control of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers name. What does this mean for the future of a club that is currently on hiatus? It is important to note Edwards summary judgement victory […]

Soccer fans launch Himmarshee FC – Will be Florida’s first supporter owned and operated club to take the field

In an era where corporatism has run roughshod over American soccer and the continued abuses of the closed-league structure which this country employs unlike any other in world, many soccer supporters throughout the nation have become jaded and disenchanted. Viewership in the international game and club competitions from England, Spain and Mexico are at an […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers on the brink – Part II The ethics of the Strikers’ demise, USSF leadership and the future

In part I of our series we gave an overview of the numerous events that led to a point where the Fort Lauderdale Strikers will not participate in the 2017 NASL season.  But the club is not dead yet and are in the process of formulating plans for the future. While for some clubs taking […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers on the brink – Part 1: How we got here

The 2017 North American Soccer League (NASL) schedule was released on Monday and conspicuously absent was the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The date February 6 was ironic as it was three years to the day from David Beckham’s MLS announcement in Miami, a press conference that occurred at a time where it appeared the Strikers were […]

US Soccer “war” temporary truce – how it impacts Florida

Five of Florida’s six men’s pro soccer clubs were impacted directly by the ongoing United States Soccer Federation (USSF) sanctioning saga at the lower division level the past three months. In the end the North American Soccer League (NASL) the long-standing USSF-sanctioned Division 2 has lost full sanctioning and now is a provisionally sanctioned D2, […]