Monday, August 29, 2011

Rowdies Beat Strikers 2 - 0

On a weekend that saw DC United's match against the Portland Timbers at RFK Stadium cancelled because of Hurricane Irene, our beloved Fort Lauderdale Strikers lost another match against in-state derby rivals Tampa Bay.  This is the second time this season that the Strikers have lost to Tampa Bay.

Goals by Aaron King and Mike Ambersely were all  that Tampa Bay needed to win.  The Strikers best chance came in the 28th minute, when Teopolo Morales blasted a point-blank shot that was impressively saved by Tampa Keeper Jeff Attinella to keep the Strikers off the scoreboard.

This win elevates Tampa Bay to third place in the NASL, while the Strikers fall to sixth place.  Only the top six sides will advance into the NASL playoffs, which begin in a few weeks.

With the USL-PRO League season over for the Charleston Battery, and Jedi Soccer side FC Barcelona idle this weekend, the last few days have been thin on Jedi soccer action.  That should change tonight, as Barcelona take on Villareal to kick off their 2011-2012 campaign.