2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2011 season
Owner United States Aaron Davidson
Brazil Traffic Sports USA
Coach United States Daryl Shore
NASL Regular Season: fourth,
NASL Championship: Runner-up
Top goalscorer United States Brian Shriver
(11 goals)
Highest home attendance 6,849
(Oct 29 v. Minnesota)
Lowest home attendance 2,159
(Sep 7 v. Carolina)
Average home league attendance 3,985
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season was the first season of the new team in the new North American Soccer League. Previously, the Miami FC had fielded a team that played for four seasons in the USL First Division and another for one season in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. After joining the new NASL, the club connected with the original Fort Lauderdale Striker's club. After 14 years, since 1997, the name and legacy was brought back and now placed together with Miami FC, uniting the clubs under the Striker's name. This marked the entire club's thirty-seventh season in professional soccer. In the inaugural year of the league, the club fielded the new team and finished fourth in the regular season. They made the playoffs and continued into the NASL Championship Series. They were this year's Runners-up.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Daryl Shore
Assistant Coach United States Jim Rooney
Goalkeeper Coach Brazil Ricardo Lopez
Head Athletic Trainer United States Joe Caroccio
Strength and Conditioning Coach United States Brook Hamilton

Last updated: November 13, 2011
Source: [1]

Squad[edit]

Current roster[edit]

as of October 29, 2011[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Nic Platter
2 Colombia DF Cristian Quiñones
5 Finland DF Toni Ståhl
6 Jamaica DF Lance Laing
7 Mexico FW Polo Moráles (on loan from Tigres)
8 Brazil MF Pecka
9 United States FW Abe Thompson
10 United States MF Mike Palacio
11 United States FW David Santamaria
12 United States FW Aaron Wheeler
13 United States DF Adam West
15 United States DF Scott Gordon
17 United States MF Bryan Arguez
No. Position Player
18 Colombia MF Yoximar Granado
19 United States MF Wálter Restrepo
20 El Salvador MF Gerson Mayen (on loan from Chivas USA)
21 United States MF Brian Shriver
22 United States DF Aaron Hohlbein (captain)
23 Uruguay MF Martin Nuñez
24 United States GK Matt Glaeser
25 United States MF Patrick Otte
26 Puerto Rico DF Cristian Arrieta
27 England DF Martyn Lancaster
39 United States GK Phillip Lamarre
81 Haiti FW Jean Philippe Peguero
88 Argentina MF Eduardo Coudet

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 23, 2010 United States Aaron Wheeler FW United States FC Tampa Bay [3]
January 13, 2011 United States David Santamaria FW United States Open tryout [4]
February 1, 2011 United States Aaron Hohlbein DF United States Columbus Crew Rejected MLS side in favor or permanent return to Strikers [5]
February 22, 2011 United States Bryan Arguez MF Portugal Estoril Praia [6]
February 23, 2011 Jamaica Lance Laing DF Jamaica Village United Open tryout [7]
February 24, 2011 United States Adam West DF United States Rochester Rhinos NASL Combine [8]
February 24, 2011 United States Nic Platter GK United States Carolina RailHawks [8]
March 4, 2011 Scotland Grant Kerr MF Cyprus Digenis Akritas Morphou [9]
March 16, 2011 United States Mike Palacio MF United States New York Pancyprian-Freedoms [10]
March 28, 2011 Argentina Eduardo Coudet MF United States Philadelphia Union Waived by Philadelphia [11]
March 30, 2011 Puerto Rico Cristian Arrieta DF United States Philadelphia Union Waived by Philadelphia [12]
March 30, 2011 United States Patrick Otte MF England Middlesbrough [13]
March 30, 2011 United States Phillip Lamarre GK United States FC Tampa Bay [13]
April 1, 2011 Finland Toni Ståhl DF United States Philadelphia Union Waived by Philadelphia [14]
April 1, 2011 United States Scott Gordon DF United States Lynn University Drafted by FC Dallas, but not offered contract [14]
April 14, 2011 Haiti Jean Philippe Peguero FW Signed after two years out of the game [15]
April 14, 2011 Colombia Yoximar Granado MF Unsuccessful trial with Chicago Fire [15]
July 12, 2011 United States Wálter Restrepo MF Colombia Boyacá Chicó [16]
July 20, 2011 El Salvador Gerson Mayen MF United States Chivas USA On loan until end of season [17]
August 18, 2011 Mexico Leopoldo Moráles MF Mexico Tigres On loan until end of season [18]
August 19, 2011 Colombia Cristian Quiñones DF United States Atlanta Silverbacks Recalled from loan [19]
August 22, 2011 Brazil Pecka MF Brazil Flamengo [20]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
July 18, 2011 United States Zach Kirby DF Retired Retires after struggling with injuries [21]
July 20, 2011 Brazil Lennon MF Returned to Brazil [17]
August 2011 Brazil Paulinho Le Petit MF Returned to Brazil
August 19, 2011 Scotland Grant Kerr MF United States Atlanta Silverbacks On loan until end of season [19]

Competitions[edit]

Updated as published November 13, 2011.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Overall

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
Head-to-head
1 Carolina RailHawks (C) 28 17 3 8 50 26 +24 54 2011 NASL Playoffs semifinals
2 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 15 7 6 41 32 +9 52
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 11 8 9 41 36 +5 41 2011 NASL Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 11 8 35 36 −1 38
5 FC Edmonton 28 10 6 12 35 40 −5 36 EDM: 8 pts
MIN: 2 pts
6 NSC Minnesota Stars 28 9 9 10 30 32 −2 36
7 Montreal Impact 28 9 8 11 35 27 +8 35
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 4 20 25 63 −38 16

Updated to games played on September 24, 2011.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
In the case of two or more teams are tied on points, the first tie-breaker is the head-to-head record among the tied teams.[22]
(C) denotes regular season champion.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarter-Finals     Semi-Finals     Final
                                   
      1  Carolina RailHawks 0 4 4  
  3  FC Tampa Bay 0     6  NSC Minnesota Stars 1 3 4    
  6  NSC Minnesota Stars 1         4  Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 0 1
      6  NSC Minnesota Stars 3 0 3
      2  Puerto Rico Islanders 1 1 2    
  4  Fort Lauderdale Strikers 5     4  Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 2 5  
  5  FC Edmonton 0  

Recognition[edit]

NASL Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Category
10 United States Aaron Hohlbein (DF) Defensive
12 United States Matt Glaeser (GK) Defensive
17 United States Brian Shriver (FW) Offensive
22 El Salvador Gerson Mayen (MF) Offensive

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://strikers.com/index.php?id=28
  2. ^ http://www.strikers.com/index.php?id=23
  3. ^ "Miami FC Announces Signings". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Strikers Sign Santamaria". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. January 13, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Strikers Solidify Backline". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. February 1, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Arguez Returns". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. February 22, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Strikers Acquire Laing". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. February 23, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Strikers Add Veteran Depth". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. February 24, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Strikers Ink Kerr Depth". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. March 4, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Strikers Sign Palacio Depth". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. March 16, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Strikers Ink Eduardo Coudet". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. March 28, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Strikers Sign Star Defender Arrieta". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. March 30, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Strikers Sign Midfielder Otte, GK Lamarre". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. March 30, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Strikers Round Out Backline". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. April 1, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Strikers Add Two to Attacking Corps". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. April 14, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Strikers Sign Walter Restrepo". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. July 12, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Gerson Mayen Returns to Strikers". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. July 20, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Strikers Acquire Morales; Hohlbein Has Surgery". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. August 18, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "Strikers Recall Quinones and Loan Kerr to Atlanta". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. August 19, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Strikers Sign Pecka and Arrieta Gets National Team Call". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. August 22, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Zach Korby Retires From Strikers". Fort Lauderdale Strikers Media Relations. July 18, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  22. ^ "NASL Standings". 

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