It wasn’t as easy as they had hoped, but the second-tier NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers advanced 7-6 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw against amateur PDL Laredo Heat in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Lockhart Stadium on Tuesday.
“That’s what the US Open Cup is all about,” said Strikers’ coach Daryl Shore. “You put everything on the line when you play these games.”
With the decision,...
Western New York Flash striker Abby Wambach was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 5 of the 2013 NWSL season.
Wambach, 32, scored both goals for the Western New York Flash in a 2-1 victory over FC Kansas City on Saturday at Shalen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
The U.S. international scored twice in five minutes during the first half to stake...
It didn’t take long for Fort Lauderdale to go after a new goalkeeper after the news of Cody Laurendi being lost for the rest of the season.
The Strikers have acquired goalkeeper Jeff Attinella on loan from Real Salt Lake of MLS.
Attinella is no stranger to the NASL, he was the goalkeeper who led the Tampa Bay Rowdies to their 2012 NASL Championship last season.
In 2012, Attinella played every minute...
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Month by the media for the month of April in the 2013 NWSL season.
Sinclair, 29, scored two goals and had an assist over three games to help Portland to a 2-0-1 record for the month and became the first player in the history of the league to register both a goal and an assist.
Boston Breakers forward Sydney Leroux was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 4 of the 2013 NWSL season.
Leroux, who turned 23 yesterday, netted the first hat trick in NWSL history in a 4-1 home victory for the Breakers over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.
The Scottsdale, Ariz. native scored Boston’s...
The six North American Soccer League teams that will participate in the centenary edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are a step closer to knowing their Second Round opponents following today’s draw for the opening stages.
The NASL teams will kick off in the Second Round on Tuesday, May 21, having been paired with clubs who contest their First Round games on May 14 and 15.
“I love this...
Etienne Barbara is accustomed to receiving awards in the North American Soccer League and his two goals that helped Minnesota United FC to the top of the 2013 Spring Season standings have earned him another honor.
Having scored twice in a 2-2 home draw in a top of the table clash against the Carolina RailHawks at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Saturday, Barbara is the Week 5 NASL Player of Week.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ goalkeeper Cody Laurendi will miss the remainder of the 2013 season due to a lacerated (ruptured) kidney, an injury he sustained after a collision with a Rowdies player on the April 27th loss to Tampa Bay at Lockhart Stadium.
Glaeser, who has been struggling so far this season, was given the night off versus Tampa Bay. ”Cody has been pushing Matt all season long,” says...
Via: New York Cosmos
The New York Cosmos announced today that a deal has been agreed with Venezuelan midfielder Diomar Díaz, pending a physical exam with the club.
Díaz, 23, played the 2012-13 season with Atlético Club Mineros de Guayana of the Venezuelan First Division. Díaz began his career with Deportivo Petare before being transferred to Mineros last January.
“I would like to thank god for this...