Fort Lauderdale Strikers Unveil New Uniforms For 2012 Season

Photos by: Rosa Cavalcanti

Captain Abe Thompson modeling the new primary jersey

For anyone that knows me, they know I’m a sucker for classic uniforms. So last week when the Strikers introduced the world to their new 2012 uniforms I was beyond amazed with how the staff and organization came together to reflect the rich Strikers history and a little flavor of the future.

The primary jersey’s design is intended to draw a direct line to the original jerseys worn by Strikers legends Ray Hudson, Nene Cubillas, Gerd Muller, and more. Some of the similarities with those original uniforms include the wide red and yellow alternating hoops and the Charcoal grey collar and sleeve hems.

Defender Toni Stahl with the new alternate jersey

The players in attendance to model the new uniforms were Captain Abe Thompson, Toni Stahl and David Martin.

“The uniform of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers is both historic and iconic,” said Tommy Knapp, Strikers Commercial Director. “The red and yellow hoops are a part soccer history, not only here in South Florida, but around the world. When our fans wear their Strikers jerseys, they will be instantly recognizable by anyone in South Florida.”

Breaking out from the norm is the alternate jersey that will not be an all white uniform like last season. The shirt is a modern take on the classic Strikers hoops. The main color is Strikers Gold with thin horizontal pinstripes in Striker Red. The Strikers accent color of charcoal grey is found on the collar and repeated on the hem of the sleeves along with red.

A new feature this season to both jerseys is the secondary logo, known as the ligature, embroidered on the back of the jersey. The ligature logo is made up of a large “S” with a script “FTL” inside it. All jerseys this season will bear the NASL logo patch on the sleeve.

“The uniforms are very nice. I like the retro look they have to them,” said former Strikers defender Scott Gordon, who is currently playing for Chivas USA of MLS.

The Strikers continue their pre-season this Wednesday when they play the FAU Owls at the FAU Soccer Fields in Boca Raton.

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