Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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 […]

Why Saving Lockhart Is A Chance Worth Taking – A Case For FXE Futbol

Editors note: This is a special column from Derek Reese, the President of Flight 19, the soccer supporters group of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers who currently manage Himmarshee Football Club. In the interest of full disclosure I sit on the F19 board. Earlier this week I penned this story for The Yanks are Coming on […]

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, […]

New Project – Florida soccer, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale from 2011 to 2017

More details to come in the near future but I am launching a project in the next month (subject to legal restrictions) that will compare and contrast the fortunes of the three long-term Florida professional soccer clubs – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Orlando City SC and Tampa Bay Rowdies. In late 2010, the NASL/USL split […]

(VIDEOS) #FloridaDerby – #FTLvTBR Almost 40 years of history

On Saturday the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers renew one of the oldest and most intense regional rivalries in American pro soccer. Here are some video clips from over the past 39 years (the sides first met in 1977) to wet your appetite for the matchup. The more recent videos are in HD […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Coach Günter Kronsteiner sits down with Kartik

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Head Coach Günter Kronsteiner sits down with Kartik Krishnaiyer at 2pm ET today to discuss the project he is undertaking with the club. For those who don’t know Kronsteiner’s history, he hired both current Germany Manager Joachim Löw and Hans Backe to Head Coaching positions while serving as the Sporting Director at multiple Austrian First Division […]