Thursday, March 24, 2011

South Florida Soccer News: WPS, Strikers, MLS and more.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers continue to make noise in our community this time with a successful charity event where a large crowd helped raise money for the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.
Stars of the ATP Tour in Miami to play the Sony Ericsson Open joined with the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers to help raise funds and awareness for Japanese relief. The exhibition soccer match ended in a 5-2 Striker victory. The goals for the tennis stars were scored by Marcos Baghdatis and Andy Murray. The Tennis stars were captained by Novak Djokovic.
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Other news sources covering this event follow:
NY Times
ATP (Picture)
Sony Ericcson Open
and even the Bangkok Post
More pictures at DEPORTadas (Spanish)

We have all heard about Chad Ochocinco and his latest tryout with MLS side Sporting Kansas City. But did you know he was practicing with the Strikers before his tryout?
The first true test came when Ochocinco joined several of the Strikers players for a friendly kickaround at their stadium. Suffice to say, he didn’t disappoint despite going up against the likes of central defender Zach Kirby, a former Los Angeles Galaxy draft pick, and veteran goalkeeper Nic Platter, who’s faced his fair share of players during six season in division two soccer in the U.S.
Read more about Ochocinco's MLS Tryout
To view his tryout Live go HERE

News out of MagicJack (Formerly Washington Freedom, we think?) is almost hard to come by. The season is set to start and details are still sketchy. We know the team will play in Boca Raton at FAU but no real marketing has taken place. We were able to stumble on the following:
Potomac Soccer Wire was fortunate enough to catch up with Borislow in Richmond, Va. last Sunday, where his “other team,” the Palm Beach MagicJacks 96/97 side which features his daughter Kylie, won top honors in Under-14 competition at the Jefferson Cup youth tournament.
Following is the video:

We will try to give you further information once we get it.
The possible roster of the team can be found HERE


Anonymous said...

Bring MLS to Miami.......

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really think the publicty for that event was because of a minor league soccer team? It was all about Nadal, Murray, Djerkovic etc, the big names. That is what South Florida wants in futbol also! The BIG NAMES! Bring us the big league, MLS!

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I remember that charity event and that was so nice of Strikers to raise money for a noble cause, I contributed with some money for the Japanese brothers