As Striker Liker Christopher Walsh put it on the Ultras facebook page "The blood letting continues..." Yes, not long ago Coach Shore assured the fans on Miami Ultras Alive #30 (see minute 21) that he expected to keep the majority of his ALMOST championship team.
We've already seen a number of Strikers players packing their bags and moving to other teams. The latest was fan favorite Martyn Lancaster, who will be playing for the NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks in 2012. Lancaster was the winner of the latest fan voted Ultras MVP award. Martyn had become a symbol of the team. Fans identified with him as he was all heart on the field. He went as far as meeting with the Ultras after almost every game. He will be missed.
Other players the Strikers are losing include midfielder Bryan Arguez who is moving to the Montreal Impact, not to mention Gerson Mayen, who joins him (Gerson was on loan this past season from Chivas USA). Veteran Eduardo "Chaco" Coudet who we know will not return. But most important is the almost certain loss of team scoring leader Brian Shriver who is currently on trial with Swedish side Åtvidaberg AFF.
It seems like the off season will give us a lot to talk about.