1983 Fort Lauderdale Strikers indoor season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1983 season
Manager India David Chadwick
Stadium

Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion

Bayfront Center
NASL NASL Grand Prix Indoor Championship: Fourth place
Top goalscorer League:
West Germany Karl-Heinz Granitza
(42 goals)
All:
West Germany Karl-Heinz Granitza
(42 goals)
Average home league attendance 3,861
Home colors
Away colors

The 1983 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the third season of the team in the North American Soccer League indoor league. It was part of the club's seventeenth season in professional soccer. Previously, the NASL indoor league was held during the winter season between two years such as the 1981-82 season in which the team did not participate. This year, the format changed and a new tournament was held known as the 1983 NASL Grand Prix of Indoor Soccer. The team finished in fourth place during the tournament. This would be the last year of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers indoor team as it sat out the 1983–84 NASL Indoor season and the club moved to Minnesota.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL indoor regular season[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

Round 1[edit]

played at Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma[1]

January 21 Montreal Manic 6 – 3 Tampa Bay Rowdies Attendance: 3,522
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8 – 4 Tulsa Roughnecks

January 22 Montreal Manic 8 – 6 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Attendance: 4,341
Tampa Bay Rowdies 7 – 2 Tulsa Roughnecks
Round 2[edit]

played at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida[2]

February 4 Montreal Manic 6 – 3 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Attendance: 4,450
Tampa Bay Rowdies 7 – 6 Tulsa Roughnecks

February 5 Tulsa Roughnecks 7 – 4 Montreal Manic Attendance: 5,545
Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 – 6 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Round 3[edit]

played at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma

February 11 Tampa Bay Rowdies 7 – 5 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Attendance: 2,064
Tulsa Roughnecks 8 – 7 Montreal Manic

February 12 Montreal Manic 5 – 4 Tampa Bay Rowdies Attendance: 3,245
Tulsa Roughnecks 5 – 4 (OT) Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Seeding[edit]

G = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, GD = Goal Differential, PTS= point system

6 points awarded for a win. Beginning with the fourth goal, 1 bonus point awarded for each goal scored. Maximum of 5 bonus points per game.

Pos Team G W L GF GA GD PTS
1* Montreal Manic 6 4 2 36 31 +5 42
2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 6 4 2 38 31 +7 42
3 Tulsa Roughnecks 6 3 3 33 37 -4 33
4 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 6 1 5 32 40 -8 20

*Montreal wins top seed based on 2-0 head-to-head edge over Tampa Bay

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

NASL indoor playoffs[edit]

Grand Prix Championship Rounds[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

played at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec

February 18 Tampa Bay Rowdies 8 – 6 Tulsa Roughnecks Attendance: 6,049[3]
February 18 Montreal Manic 11 – 4 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Third place match[edit]

played at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec (1:30 PM EDT)

February 20 Tulsa Roughnecks 9 – 4 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]