Well, it's out there, the 2011 Striker Schedule. Read a few posts back and I would have never believed this day would come. But what's the deal with the Miami FC/Strikers name? Are we not going all in and making it the Fort Lauderdale Strikers? The Miami FC/Strikers is retarded, pardon the euphemism, I could call it something worse.
In any case, it's pro soccer and it's right here in our back yard. Unfortunately, there is no 9/9 scheduled affair. 9/9 marks the anniversary of the Strikers lone championship victory back in 1989. That weekend the Strikers will be on their way to Edmonton. So party at the Hard Rock to celebrate on Friday night? Who's with me.
Here's the full schedule, all home games to be played at Lockhart Stadium:
I don't want to hear it anymore. I don't care who bought the New York Cosmos and how good friends they are with David Beckham. I don't care about Pele and Eric Cantona. I don't care. I don't care. I just don't care.
If the MLS adds a second New York City team, whether it be the Cosmos or not, all it means is that we should should create our own professional league and be done with it. Oh wait, that's what the NASL is.
I'm frustrated that in the 30 or more years that I've lived in South Florida, we've only been able to support a professional soccer team in short spurts. On the supposed eve of MLS returning to Miami (sort of) this blog is about Broward and Palm Beach. Places where I've lived for the majority of my life. Soccer is a religion here, we should have a team to support.
My name is Diego Meeroff and I am a Striker Liker. I grew in Coral Springs, FL. I'm from Broward County, so what happens in Miami doesn't affect me. Soccer in Miami is not my hometown soccer. I am now the Director of Marketing for Florida Atlantic University, so Palm Beach County is now my scene. I want to see professional, competitive soccer here; not in Miami.