1990 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1990 season
Owner United States Joe Robbie
Noel Lemon
Manager Thomas Rongen
APSL

South Division of the East (ASL) Conference: First place

East (ASL) Conference:Finalist
Home colors
Away colors

The 1990 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the first season of the team in the new American Professional Soccer League. It was the club's twenty-fourth season in professional soccer. In the previous year, the club fielded the team in the American Soccer League which then merged with the Western Soccer Alliance to form the new APSL. In the inaugural year of the new league, the team finished in first place in the South Division of the East (American Soccer League) Conference. They went to the playoffs and made it to the finals of the East (American Soccer League) Conference being that year's Runners-up. At the end of the year, the team would merge with the league's Orlando Lions, creating a new unified team and club.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

APSL regular season[edit]

East (American Soccer League) Conference[edit]

Points:

  • Win: 3
  • Shoot out win: 2
  • Shoot out loss: 1
North Division[edit]
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA Points
1 Maryland Bays 20 14 1 0 5 42 29 44
2 Albany Capitals 20 13 1 1 5 35 22 42
3 Penn-Jersey Spirit 20 12 1 1 6 34 23 39
4 Boston Bolts 20 8 1 2 9 27 27 28
5 Washington Stars 20 7 0 0 13 24 28 22
6 New Jersey Eagles 20 5 1 0 14 21 38 17
South Division[edit]
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA Points
1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 20 14 1 1 4 38 22 45
2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 20 9 1 0 10 32 39 29
3 Orlando Lions 20 8 0 0 12 25 30 24
4 Miami Freedom 20 7 1 1 11 27 29 24
5 Washington Diplomats 20 4 1 2 13 22 40 16

West (Western Soccer League) Conference[edit]

Points:

  • Win: 6
  • Shoot out win: 4
  • Shoot out loss: 2
  • 1 bonus point per goal scored in regulation, maximum of 3 per game
North Division[edit]
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA Points
1 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 20 9 4 1 6 39 30 104
2 Salt Lake Sting 20 11 1 1 7 39 34 104
3 Colorado Foxes 20 10 4 3 3 22 12 100
4 Portland Timbers 20 8 2 3 7 42 36 99
5 Seattle Storm 20 9 1 3 7 42 35 93
South Division[edit]
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA Points
1 California Emperors 20 8 2 3 7 35 32 89
2 Real Santa Barbara 20 9 1 3 7 33 35 87
3 Los Angeles Heat 20 8 3 1 8 39 39 85
4 San Diego Nomads 20 5 3 3 9 22 28 67
5 New Mexico Chilies 20 5 2 1 12 25 45 61
6 Arizona Condors 20 5 0 1 14 29 51 59

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

APSL Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]
August 10, 1990
7:30 PM EST
Albany Capitals (NY) 2-3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL)
Chris Szanto Goal 6'
Paul Mariner Goal 45'
Goal 17' Ricardo Alonso
Goal 73' Jimmy McGeough, Jr.
Goal 78' Pedro Magallanes
Bleecker Stadium, Albany, New York
Attendance: 500
Referee: (USA)
August 12, 1990
5:00 PM EST
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL) 2-0 Albany Capitals (NY)
Ricardo Alonso Goal 37'
Alvin James Goal 85'
Royal Palm Polo Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Attendance: 2,483
Referee: (USA)
Semifinal 2[edit]
August 10, 1990
8:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Rowdies (FL) 1-2 (aet) Maryland Bays (MD)
Mark Wright Goal 81' Goal Jean Harbor
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 2,411
Referee: (USA)
August 12, 1990
7:00 PM EST
Tampa Bay Rowdies (FL) 1-4 Maryland Bays (MD)
Jeff Jones Goal 8' Goal 5' Jean Harbor
Goal 19' Philip Gyau
Goal 46' Jean Harbor
Goal 73' John Abe
Cedar Lane Park, Maryland
Referee: (USA)

Final[edit]

August 18, 1990
8:00 PM EST
Maryland Bays (MD) 3-2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL)
John Abe Goal 13'
Jean Harbor Goal 71'
Joe Barger Goal 87'
Goal 50' Pedro Magallanes
Goal 52' Marcelo Carrera
Cedar Lane Park
Attendance: 3,116
Referee: (USA)
August 25, 1990
5:00 PM EST
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (FL) 0-2 Maryland Bays (MD)
Goal 1' Philip Gyau
Goal 16' Scott Cook
Royal Palm Polo Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Attendance: 2,527
Referee: (USA)

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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