1996 Florida Strikers season

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Florida Strikers
1996 season
USISL Premier League Southern Division: Third place
Home colors
Away colors

The 1996 Florida Strikers season was the first season of the new team in the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues, playing in the USISL Premier League. It was also the thirtieth season of the club in professional soccer. Previously the club had been named Fort Lauderdale Strikers and fielded a team in the USISL Professional League. This year, the team finished in third place in the Southern Division, and did not make the playoffs.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

USISL Premier League regular season[edit]

Blue denotes team has won their division.
Green denotes team has won playoff spot.
Orange denotes team gets bye into semifinals as defending champion.

Central Conference[edit]

Northern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Lexington Bluegrass Bandits* 14 10 4 1 32 18 +14 28
2 Michigan Madness* 14 9 5 1 24 28 -4 25
3 Detroit Dynamite* 14 8 6 1 34 19 +15 22
4 Mid-Michigan Bucks* 14 8 6 1 24 18 +6 22
5 Kalamazoo Kingdom 14 5 9 0 18 22 -4 15
6 Grand Rapids Explosion** 7 0 7 0 6 21 +15 0

* Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lexington, and Michigan were all penalized 3 points.
** Grand Rapids did not have a home stadium this year, and played only road games.

Southern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Austin Lone Stars 14 10 4 0 41 17 +24 30
2 Omaha Flames 14 8 6 0 39 22 +17 24
3 Sioux City Breeze* 13 9 4 2 26 23 +3 23
4 Des Moines Menace 14 7 7 0 22 21 +1 21
5 Oklahoma City Heat 14 7 7 0 22 26 -4 21
6 Wichita Blue 13 5 8 0 18 33 -15 15

* Sioux City was penalized 6 points.
The game between Sioux City and Wichita was postponed and could not be resecheduled before end of the season. The game was cancelled because it had no effect on the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Roanoke River Dawgs 14 10 4 0 48 28 +20 30
2 Jackson Chargers* 14 8 6 1 34 24 +10 22
3 Nashville Metros* 14 7 7 2 34 26 +8 17
4 Birmingham Grasshoppers 14 4 10 0 20 33 -13 12

* Nahsville was penalized 6 points. Jackson was penalized 3 points.

Southern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Cocoa Expos* 14 10 4 1 45 22 +23 28
2 Orlando Lions* 14 9 5 1 25 28 -3 25
3 Florida Strikers* 14 7 7 1 31 33 -2 19
4 West Florida Fury 14 5 9 0 29 36 -7 15
5 Miami Breakers 14 4 10 0 29 37 -8 12
6 South Florida Future 14 0 14 0 17 63 -46 0

* Cocoa, Florida, and Orlando were all penalized 3 points.

Western Conference[edit]

Northern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Spokane Shadow* 14 12 2 1 34 17 +17 34
2 San Francisco Bay Seals 14 10 4 0 35 15 +20 30
3 Colorado Springs Stampede* 14 9 5 1 20 12 +8 25
4 Puget Sound Hammers 14 8 6 0 31 23 +8 24
5 Willamette Valley Firebirds 14 5 9 0 21 31 -10 15
6 Bellingham Orcas 14 3 11 0 17 50 -33 9

* Colorado Springs and Spokane were both penalized 3 points.

Southern Division[edit]
Place Team P W L SW GF GA GD Points
1 Central Coast Roadrunners* 14 12 2 1 38 16 +22 34
2 San Diego Top Guns* 14 9 5 1 28 22 +6 25
3 Arizona Phoenix 14 7 7 0 32 31 +1 21
4 Tucson Amigos 14 7 7 0 24 29 -5 21
5 Fontana Falcons 14 5 9 0 31 32 -1 15
6 Southern California Gunners 14 3 11 0 19 28 -9 9

* Central Coast and San Diego were both penalaized 3 points

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

USISL Premier League Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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