2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2014 season
Owner Traffic Sports USA
Head Coach Günter Kronsteiner
Stadium Lockhart Stadium
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
NASL

Spring: 5th
Fall: 4th

Combined: 4th
Soccer Bowl TBD
U.S. Open Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Fafà Picault (12 goals)
All: Fafà Picault (12 goals)
Highest home attendance 5,756
(October 25 v. FC Edmonton)
Lowest home attendance League: 2,409
(August 16 v. Atlanta)
All: 785
(May 28 v. Laredo)
Average home league attendance League: 3,629
All: 3,426
Home colors
Away colors

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers season will be the team's ninth season, and fourth in the North American Soccer League (NASL).

The season will follow the Spring / Fall format adopted by the NASL in 2013 with the Spring season starting on April 12 and lasting for 9 games until June 8, while the Fall season will begin the night before the 2014 World Cup Final on July 12 and will last 18 games until November 1. The winner of the Spring championship will again host the 2014 Soccer Bowl.[1]

Club[edit]

As of July 15, 2014[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Čontofalský, KamilKamil Čontofalský      Slovakia
2 Defender Antonijevic, StefanStefan Antonijevic      Serbia
3 Midfielder Lopez, MitchellMitchell Lopez      United States
6 Midfielder Nurse, ChrisChris Nurse      Guyana
7 Midfielder De Mujica, GonzaloGonzalo De Mujica      Argentina
8 Midfielder Pecka, Pecka      Brazil
9 Midfielder Núñez, MartínMartín Núñez      Uruguay
11 Forward Picault, FafàFafà Picault      Haiti
12 Defender Guerrero, IvánIván Guerrero      Honduras
13 Defender Chavez, JustinJustin Chavez      United States
14 Midfielder Marcelin, JamesJames Marcelin      Haiti
15 Forward Hassan, AlyAly Hassan      United States
16 Defender Travagli, JoshJosh Travagli      Italy
17 Midfielder Chin, ShawnShawn Chin      United States
18 Defender Guillaume, StéphaneStéphane Guillaume      Haiti
19 Forward Jenison Brito, Jenison Brito      Brazil
20 Midfielder Anderson, MarkMark Anderson      England
21 Midfielder King, DarnellDarnell King      United States
22 Goalkeeper Brown, LionelLionel Brown      United States
23 Midfielder Gonzalez, MannyManny Gonzalez      Colombia
24 Goalkeeper Meves, DavidDavid Meves      United States
27 Midfielder Murphy, ColinColin Murphy      New Zealand
28 Midfielder Vieira, RonaldoRonaldo Vieira      United States
29 Forward Pérez, YaikelYaikel Pérez      Cuba
33 Defender Alves, RafaelRafael Alves      Brazil
34 Defender Gordon, DarrylDarryl Gordon      United States
73 Midfielder Ramirez, WalterWalter Ramirez      Honduras

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season and Exhibitions[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

NASL Spring Season[edit]

The Spring season will last for 9 games beginning on April 12 and ending on June 8. The schedule will feature a single round robin format with each team playing every other team in the league a single time.[3] Half the teams will host 5 home games and play 4 road games whereas the other half of the teams will play 4 home games and 5 road games.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Minnesota United (C) 9 6 2 1 16 9 +7 20 2014 NASL Spring Season Winner
2 New York Cosmos 9 6 1 2 14 3 +11 19  
3 San Antonio Scorpions 9 5 2 2 13 9 +4 17
4 Carolina RailHawks 9 4 2 3 11 15 −4 14
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 9 4 1 4 18 18 0 13
6 Ottawa Fury FC 9 3 1 5 14 13 +1 10
7 Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 2 4 3 11 16 −5 10
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 9 3 1 5 12 20 −8 10
9 FC Edmonton 9 2 2 5 11 11 0 8
10 Indy Eleven 9 0 4 5 14 20 −6 4

Source: [1]
(C) = Season Champion; (H) = Will host the Soccer Bowl; (SB) = Qualified for the Soccer Bowl; (WC) = Woosnam Cup Winner
(ES) = Eliminated from the Season Championship; (EB) = Eliminated from Soccer Bowl Contention; (EW) = Eliminated from Woosnam Cup Contention
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
Standings updated as of June 8, 2014

Results[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
9 4 1 4 18 18 0 13 3 0 1 9 5 +4 1 1 3 9 13 −4

Last updated: 26 May 2014.
Source: http://www.nasl.com/standings/season/8945

Results by round[edit]
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ground H A H A H A A H A
Result W L W W W L L L D
Position 3 4 3 2 1 3 4 5

Last updated: 13 May 2014.
Source: http://www.nasl.com/standings/season/8945
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit]

NASL Fall Season[edit]

The Fall season will last for 18 games beginning on July 12 and ending on November 1. The schedule will feature a double round robin format with each team playing every other team in the league twice, one at home and one on the road.[4] The winner of the Fall season will play the winner of the Spring season in the Soccer Bowl 2014 Championship game except if the Spring and Fall Champions are the same team in which case the team with the best overall Spring and Fall record behind that team will be their opponent.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 San Antonio Scorpions (C) 18 11 2 5 30 15 +15 35 2014 NASL Fall Season Winner
2 Minnesota United 18 10 5 3 31 19 +12 35  
3 FC Edmonton 18 8 5 5 23 18 +5 29
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 18 7 6 5 20 21 −1 27
5 Carolina RailHawks 18 7 3 8 27 28 −1 24
6 New York Cosmos 18 5 8 5 23 24 −1 23
7 Indy Eleven 18 6 5 7 21 26 −5 23
8 Tampa Bay Rowdies 18 5 5 8 25 34 −9 20
9 Ottawa Fury FC 18 4 5 9 20 25 −5 17
10 Atlanta Silverbacks 18 3 4 11 20 30 −10 13

Source: [11]
(C) = Season Champion; (H) = Will host the Soccer Bowl; (SB) = Qualified for the Soccer Bowl; (WC) = Woosnam Cup Winner
(ES) = Eliminated from the Season Championship; (EB) = Eliminated from Soccer Bowl Contention; (EW) = Eliminated from Woosnam Cup Contention
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
Standings updated as of November 2, 2014

Results[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
18 7 6 5 20 21 −1 27 5 3 1 10 7 +3 2 3 4 10 14 −4

Last updated: November 7, 2014.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by round[edit]
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground H A H H A A H A H A A H A H A A H H
Result L L D W D W D L W L L W W W D D W D
Position 10 10 10 9 9 5 4 7 5 6 7 6 3 4 4 4 4

Last updated: November 7, 2014.
Source: Spring season 2014 results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The Strikers exited the 2014 Open Cup in the Third Round after an upset loss to the USL Premier Development League's Laredo Heat.

Stats[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Ran No. Pos Nat Name NASL U.S. Open Cup Total
1 11 FW Haiti Fafà Picault 12 0 12
2 20 MF England Mark Anderson 6 0 6
3 9 MF Uruguay Martin Nuñez 5 0 5
4 15 FW United States Aly Hassan 3 0 3
17 MF United States Shawn Chin 3 0 3
5 8 MF Brazil Pecka 2 0 2
21 MF United States Darnell King 2 0 2
6 6 MF Guyana Chris Nurse 1 0 1
7 MF Argentina Gonzalo De Mujica 0 1 1
14 MF Colombia Carlos Salazar 1 0 1
19 FW Brazil Jenison Brito 1 0 1
19 FW Germany Marius Ebbers 1 0 1
29 FW Cuba Yaikel Perez 0 1 1
33 DF Brazil Rafael Alves 1 0 1
TOTALS 38 2 40

Last updated: November 7, 2014
Source:[citation needed]

Top Assists[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal.

Ran No. Pos Nat Name NASL U.S. Open Cup Total
1 17 MF United States Shawn Chin 5 0 5
2 21 MF United States Darnell King 4 0 4
3 12 DF Honduras Iván Guerrero 3 0 3
14 MF Colombia Carlos Salazar 1 2 3
5 9 MF Uruguay Martin Nuñez 2 0 2
11 FW Haiti Fafà Picault 2 0 2
19 FW Germany Marius Ebbers 2 0 2
20 MF England Mark Anderson 2 0 2
6 14 MF Haiti James Marcelin 1 0 1
73 MF Honduras Walter Ramirez 1 0 1
TOTALS 23 2 25

Last updated: November 7, 2014
Source:[citation needed]

References[edit]