Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strikers announce 2011 season schedule.

The Strikers have released their 2011 schedule Here is the press release:

Miami FC/ Strikers 2011, NASL 2011 Schedule Released

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January 25, 2011) – Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 and the North American Soccer League have released the 2011 schedule today. The 28-game regular season will start for Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 in early April and finish in late September.

“We are excited that the schedule has been finalized, I know I speak for everyone at the Miami FC/Strikers 2011 organization when I say April 9th can’t come soon enough” said Director of Soccer Fernando Clavijo.

The regular season kicks off for Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 on April 9th at 7:00 pm as the Strikers will host FC Edmonton at Lockhart Stadium. The exciting Coastal Cup rivalry (Strikers vs. FC Tampa Bay) continues this season when FC Tampa Bay comes to Fort Lauderdale on May 14th and again on the Fourth of July when Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 travel to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg. Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 will end their regular season on Saturday September 17th against FC Tampa Bay at Al Lang Field.

The Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 regular season schedule consists of 28 games total – 14 home and 14 away. Between April 9th and September 24th, Miami FC/ Strikers 2011 will play each NASL team four times, twice at home at Lockhart Stadium and twice on the road.

Sat., 4/9

vs. FC Edmonton

Sat., 7/9

Vs Atlanta

Sat., 4/16

vs. Minnesota

Wed., 7/13

@Montreal

Sat., 4/23

@ Atlanta

Wed., 7/20

@ Puerto Rico

Fri., 4/29

@ Puerto Rico

Sat ., 7/30

vs FC Edmonton

Sat., 5/7

@ Minnesota

Sat., 8/6

vs Carolina

Wed., 5/11

@Carolina

Wed., 8/10

@ Minnesota

Sat., 5/14

vs FC Tampa Bay

Sun., 8/14

@FC Edmonton

Sat., 5/21

@Atlanta

Sat., 8/20

@ Carolina

Sat 5/28

vs Montreal

Sat., 8/27

vs FC Tampa Bay

Sat., 6/4

vs Puerto Rico

Sat., 9/3

vs Montreal

Sat., 6/11

vs Minnesota

Wes., 9/7

vs Carolina

Sat., 6/18

@Montreal

Sun., 9/11

@Edmonton

Sat., 6/25

vs Puerto Rico

Sat., 9/17

vs Atlanta

Mon., 7/4

@FC Tampa Bay

Sat., 9/24

@ FC Tampa Bay

Tickets for the Strikers 2011 are on Sale Now! Call today for pricing and availability. Founding Season Ticket Holder Specials Available! Call 954.829.9213 or e-mail info@miamifc.com

ABOUT MIAMI FC

Miami FC, South Florida's only professional soccer team, is currently in its sixth season. Starting in the 2011 season, the Blues will play as the Strikers honoring the ethos of the most successful soccer franchise in the history of South Florida soccer. The team is owned by Traffic Sports USA, the North American subsidiary of The Traffic Group, the leading soccer event management company in the Americas with headquarters in Brazil, and offices in the U.S. and Europe. The organization is committed to the advancement of soccer in South Florida at the youth, amateur and professional levels.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Schedule? The league isn't sanctioned!!!!!

I hope they keep the Miami FC name. Personally I don't want those dumb donkeys at Traffic ruining the Ft Lauderdale Strikers legacy with a half asked effort in typical Traffic/Miami FC style.

Fold this team now! Save the Strikers name/legacy and support bringing MLS to Miami. South Florida deserves the best, not the worst which is what we currently have.

Derek said...

Well Mr. Anonymous, we have what we have. Last I checked we don't have an MLS team. I'm hopeful we'll have one someday soon, but we may never have one again. I'm supporting my local soccer team, rain or shine, good or bad. That team is the Strikers. And the Fort Lauderdale Strikers is a legacy that deserves to be playing real games at Lockhart, not forever relegated to being a ghost of soccer past. South Florida has the same kind of soccer history and tradition that the Sounders, Timbers and Whitecaps rode right to MLS. The path back to MLS for South Florida can begin April 9th when the Strikers take the field once more at Lockhart.

The Dolphins ownership has been ruining that team's legacy since Joe Robbie died. The Panthers since Wayne sold the club. The Marlins, regardless of owner, have continuously taken 1 step forward and 5 steps back. The only respectable ownership in town is Micky Arison of the Heat. But that doesn't stop fans from supporting all those teams. So support the Strikers, regardless of what you think of Traffic. Tell them they suck from the stands, bring a sign, scream at the team president, he's there.

NASL still has time to get things in order with the USSF and I see no reason why they will not play this year. I'll be at Lockhart April 9th supporting my local team, and so will Uncle Ed. Will YOU?

If you are content with sitting on your couch and watching some club from thousands of miles away, cool, stay home. But I'll be showing REAL support for soccer by screaming until my lungs are sore at Strikers games.

Uncle Ed said...

Everyone has their opinion and I give everyone that right to voice it here, so it is welcomed
I understand Traffic hasn't been on the ball when it comes to Miami FC but now they can prove us wrong with this new team.
I hear some good things from the front office especially word of a number of great signings that are on the on the way.
This team is all we have. Let's give them a chance.

Anonymous said...

Fans don't make the mistake NASL/ Traffic Sports/Aaron Davidson will ruin D2 and soccer in south Florida.

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oh a little bit too late; however, I really wanted to thank you for sharing the schedule with us, I hope you share the next year season schedule too