Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Strikers Lose Inaugural NASL Soccer Bowl to Minnesota


"The NSC Minnesota Stars won the first North American Soccer League title against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on a 3-1 aggregate following a 0-0 draw Saturday, October 29th, on a wet Lockhart Stadium.

Being the lowest ranked seed in these playoffs, the NSC Minnesota Stars went through a tough gauntlet of teams to get to this point. They had to go through the third-seeded FC Tampa Bay, the regular season champion Carolina RailHawks, and finally, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

The match tonight was tough for both teams. A rainstorm prior to the match caused the field to be very wet, making the ball tough to play with a simple touch or pass."

Despite this loss, the re-born Fort Lauderdale Strikers have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the new North American Soccer Leauge.  Coach Daryl Shore's side has demonstrated tremendous poise in the playoffs.  As an official 'Striker-Liker' and a member of Flight 19, this writer is well pleased with the performance of the team this year, and here at Jedi Soccer we look forward to next season and, hopefully, another run at the NASL Soccer Bowl.

Well Done, Red and Yellow!