1989 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1989 season
Owner United States Joe Robbie
Noel Lemon
Manager Thomas Rongen
ASL Southern Division: Second place
ASL Championship:Winner
Home colors
Away colors

The 1989 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the second season of the team in the new American Soccer League. It was the club's twenty-third season in professional soccer. This year the team finished in second place in the Southern Division and made it through the playoffs and into the ASL Championship. They became the 1989 Champions. They also won the only ASL/WSL Championship in 1989 when the ASL Champions faced the WSL (WSA) Champions in a unification match to determine the national winner. Following the season, the American Soccer League merged with the Western Soccer Alliance to form the American Professional Soccer League in 1990. The team would be absorbed into the new league and continue to play there.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

ASL regular season[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Place Team GP W TW L TL GF GA Points
1 Washington Stars 20 14 7 6 2 19 14 37
2 Boston Bolts 20 13 5 7 3 27 19 37
3 Albany Capitals 20 11 1 9 4 29 19 36
4 Maryland Bays 20 9 5 11 5 28 32 27
5 New Jersey Eagles 20 6 1 14 4 21 35 21

Southern Division[edit]

Place Team GP W TW L TL GF GA Points
1 Tampa Bay Rowdies 20 12 3 8 2 32 25 35
2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 20 12 2 8 1 33 25 35
3 Washington Diplomats 20 11 3 9 3 32 26 33
4 Orlando Lions 20 9 0 11 3 25 20 30
5 Miami Sharks 20 3 2 17 2 20 51 9

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

ASL Playoffs[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

August 12, 1989
8:00 PM EST
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL) 3-1 Washington Stars (DC)
Ricardo Alonso Goal 44'
Ricardo Alonso Goal 62'
Ricardo Alonso Goal 69'
Goal 30' Scott Snyder
Booked Doug Davies
Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Attendance: 4,784
Referee: Jack D'Aquin (USA)


August 13, 1989
EST
Washington Stars (DC) 1-3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL)
Scott Snyder Goal 42' Goal 20' Marcelo Carrera
Goal 64' Pedro Magallanes
Goal 75' Pedro Magallanes

Semifinal 2[edit]

August 12, 1989
7:30 EST
Boston Bolts (MA) 2-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies (FL)
Steve Potter Goal 55' Booked 29' Perry Van der Beck

Attendance: 1,951
Referee: Felix Fuksman (USA)


August 13, 1989
7:00 EST
Tampa Bay Rowdies (FL) 1-2 Boston Bolts (MA)
Steve Wegerle Goal 52' (PK) Goal 42' Patrick Hughes
Goal 86' Steve Potter

Final[edit]

August 19, 1989
8:00 EST
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL) 1-0 Boston Bolts (MA)
Marcelo Carrera Goal 4' Booked 44' Greg Kenney


August 26, 1989
7:30 EST
Boston Bolts (MA) 2-0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL)
Steve Potter Goal 58'
Paul Duffy Goal 75'


ASL/WSL (WSA) Championship[edit]

On September 9, 1989, the WSL (WSA) Champions the San Diego Nomads played the ASL Champions the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in order to crown a "national" champion. The game was held at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California before 8,632 fans. The match remained scoreless until the 74th minute when San Diego's Jerome Watson scored on a Thien Nguyen free kick. Just over a minute later, national team forward Eric Eichmann scored for Fort Lauderdale. His strike was followed by one from Troy Edwards from a Marcelo Carrera assist in the 85th minute. Marcelo Carrera got a goal to join his assist when he scored in the 89th minute on an assist from Victor Moreland. The game was televised live by Pacific Sports Network. JP Dellacamera provided play by play and Rick Davis added color commentary.[1][2]

1989 ASL/WSL Championship
Year Winner Runners-up Score Venue Location Attendance
1989 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1) San Diego Nomads 3-1 Spartan Stadium San Jose, California 8,632

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The A-League Archive". a-leaguearchive@lycos.com. 
  2. ^ Lazzarino, Chris. "Strikers Meet Nomads In Final". SunSentinel. 

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