Fort Lauderdale Strikers is an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Founded in 2006, the team plays in the North American Soccer League, one of two leagues forming the second tier of the game in the USA. From 2006 to 2010, the Strikers were known as Miami FC and based in Miami, FL.
The Strikers are owned by Traffic Sports USA, the American branch of Brazil’s Traffic Group. Previous incarnations of the team in the 1970 through the 1990s featured a host of football legends such as George Best, Teófilo Cubillas, Gerd Müller and Osvaldo Ardiles. Miami FC once featured Brazilian 1994 World Cup winners Romario and Zinho.
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers recently launched the Joma 2011 kits collection at the Hard Rock Café at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. According to the club’s website:
The unveiling included the new home, away, and goalie jerseys, as well as a special ‘Centennial jersey’ to honor Fort Lauderdale’s 100 year anniversary. The Special Edition Centennial Jersey, which will be worn by the team during the Centennial Match on May 14th against Tampa Bay, is identical to the striped home jersey used throughout the regular season with the addition of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 100 Year Anniversary patch on the right sleeve and the 40 Year Commemorative patch of the Hard Rock Café centered over the heart of the jersey. The new home jersey carries the classic design with red and yellow striping and the Strikers’ away uniform is white with the ‘Strikers’ text in the placed in the center of the jersey.
The Strikers kicked off their 2011 last night at Lockhart Stadium with a 1-2 loss to Edmonton FC.
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