Thursday, August 11, 2011

Strikers Win Again!

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have won their third match in a row, defeating the NSC Minnesota Stars at NSC Stadium with a goal in the 67th minute by Martin Nunez, for the only score of the night and the win.  As reported on the Strikers website,

"The game's lone goal came in the 67th minute when Shriver, on a long diagonal run, took the ball to the lower corner of the penalty area and passed backward to a cutting Nunez who slotted his shot inside the far post to beat NSC Minnesota goalkeeper Joe Warren. Nunez was brought into the starting lineup because the Strikers usual starter, Abe Thompson, was serving a one game suspension after receiving a red card in the Strikers previous game."

With this win, the Strikers now climb into 5th place in the NASL leage standings.  The top six teams in the eight team leage, will make the playoffs.